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them? pulled from the rubble, a 61-year-old woman rescued overnight from that tragic building collapse in philadelphia. we're live at the scene. and hello andrea, a tropical storm warning just issued as the first named storm of the season bears down on the east coast today, thursday, june 6th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a thursday morning, i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer along with al roker and natalie morales. at least for now of one of the country's largest communication companies. >> according to a report, a court order dating back to april
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requires the phone company verizon to turn over phone records on an ongoing daily basis to the national security agency. we're talking about the private calls of americans whether they've been suspected of a crime or not. the phone record data not the content of the call. we want to get right to chuck todd. chuck, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. this is part of a secret surveillance, domestic surveillance program that was first launched during the bush administration. and in order to do this court order, the obama administration is essentially exploiting a part of the highly controversial patriot act. of course, all of this became public when the actual court order itself that allowed -- that forced verizon to turn over those records was turned over to the british newspaper "the guardian." the document shows for the first time that under the obama administration, the communication records of millions of u.s. citizens are being collected in bulk regardless of whether there was
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suspicion of any wrong doing. >> one possibility is there's actually a threat, you know. an imminent threat that the united states faces in which the u.s. government feels compelled to expand broadly in an almost unprecedented way, the scope of their investigations. >> under the terms of the secret court order, verizon is required to hand over the location of the caller, recipient and time and duration of all calls. the content of the conversations are not covered. verizon is required on an ongoing daily basis to give the national security agency information on all telephone calls in its system. the nsa implemented a similar program under the bush administration after 9/11. that collected domestic, telephone, internet and e-mail records. >> i think the administration's going to be -- have to be forthcoming or this is more likely to grow bigger rather than smaller. >> overnight, reaction was swift. >> between the total failure of
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attorney general holder and his team and the irs scandal and all other things we're watching, why would anyone trust the government to keep its word. >> and former vice president al gore tweeted, in digital era, privacy must be a priority. is it just me or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous. >> reporter: now, we only know it's verizon because the court order that was leaked to the "guardian" only talked about verizon. it's very possible other cell phone carriers also were issued this subpoena by the federal government. and one more thing, savannah, the obama administration finally responded this morning. and while they did not confirm this report, they're defending the practice and say all branches of government are aware when things like this happen. >> all right. chuck, standby for a moment. they're not kwirpi iconfirming report, not denying it either. he served as the director of the national counterterrorism center in the obama administration.
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michael, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. >> i want to get your reaction as somebody who served at the highest levels in counterterrorism in the administration. does this surprise you? >> yes. it does. >> because this is incredibly broad in its sweep. as we understand it, the administration is ordering verizon to turn over records not just of suspected terrorists, but every customer of verizon. can you explain what the justification for that might possibly be? >> well, it is surprising. but i think it's surprising because my guess is we don't actually see the full story. what's also required by law is that not all of this information which is collected can actually be used and sent about. so the judge orders this collection and then the government has to have additional protections in place about who can look at it, how it can be used. and then there's oversight of that. and that oversight makes it, i think, very, very different than the bush administration. this would be oversight by
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congress and judicial branch by this court. until that comes out, it's hard for people to understand. >> to be clear, there is judicial oversight and presumably the administration would've had to provide some kind of justification in terms of a specific threat. in other words, the administration is not permitted to go on a fishing expedition and collect all these records hoping it might find something. >> and i think that's why this is shocking to people. this represents a collection. the question then is how the government looks at it and uses it. and without knowing what the protections are about those pieces, it looks like the same blanket surveillance which has occurred in the past. and i don't think that's going to turn out to be the case. >> and let me bring chuck in really quickly. as we well know, the nation's been following several scandals, now we have this leak of a classified court order. what do you think the political fallout would be? >> reporter: well, this is going to be bipartisan outrage. there's a democratic senator from oregon who savannah has
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been hinting at these broad powers that essentially have been buried and allowed in the patriot act. he's been hinting at this without saying it as it was clear that the administration had been giving congress some classified briefings about what they've been doing. there has been outrage going on at capitol hill. it's going to be the political fallout, savannah. as you're going to see, bipartisan outrage. it won't be conservative libertarian types upset about this, but a lot of libertarian liberals and civil liberty liberals who are going to be outraged by what's going on. >> a story we'll hear a lot more about for sure. thank you very much. and now here's matt. >> thanks. we're following new developments overnight on that deadly building collapse in philadelphia. a woman was pulled out alive, which is the great news. right now, crews are still searching through that massive pile of debris. nbc's kristen dahlgren at the scene. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. yeah, we did learn overnight
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that the death toll here has risen to six. but there was also that incredible moment a woman rescued 13 hours after the collapse. she was found when she reached her hand up out of the rubble and grabbed a firefighter's hand. >> reporter: the frantic late night search for any possible survivors paid off when a woman was pulled from the rubble. >> a 61-year-old female by the name of myra was just recovered. she's alive talking to the workers. >> reporter: the rescue came moments after the philadelphia mayor made a grim announcement. >> we are now confirmed that there are six people who died. one man, five women. >> reporter: earlier in the day, firefighters and rescue workers climbed through the debris pulling 13 from the rubble, bruised and battered, but alive. they were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries. this is what the corner of market street and 22nd looked
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like before and this is after. many of the victims had been in the salvation army thrift store when the building next door sandwich shop and apartment building under demolition came crashing through. >> one laborer guy, he went right down the basement. he's a hero in my mind. started handing people up. we freed up as many people as we could. >> reporter: maggie davis had just spoken to her husband by phone minutes before the incident. he worked in the basement of the thrift store and died in the collapse. >> we have just had spoken 15 minutes. i called him and he never answered. >> reporter: now all of the people reported missing have been accounted for. but they haven't officially given up the search just in case there's another miracle inside there. there's also now an investigation underway, matt, to figure out just what went wrong with that demolition. >> kristen dahlgren in philadelphia, thank you very much. in other news. we're less than a week into
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hurricane season and we already have a first name storm andrea. and overnight a tropical storm warning has been issued. andrea's approaching the florida coast this morning. here's a live look at reddington beach west of tampa where the rain is already coming down. al has more on the storm and how it could have a major major impact up and down the east coast. good morning. >> that's right, matt. and we do have this tropical storm warning up for andrea, located 220 miles west-southwest of tampa, florida, 60-mile-per-hour winds. north-northeast at 13 miles per hour. we have tornado watches up until 11:00 this morning, we have tornado warnings right now for palm beach county until 7:15. it's going to make landfall right about 2:00 this afternoon, 60-mile-per-hour winds. friday morning early, it's along the carolina coast and as it makes its way up the coast inland on friday afternoon comes back out onshore just to the south of new york early saturday morning and makes its way out.
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we have flash flood watches, flood warnings up also throughout the southeast. we've got tropical storm warnings. rainfall amounts with this going to be major. we're talking about anywhere from 3 to 8 inches of rain throughout florida. and as we make our way up the coast, you're going to be looking at 3 to 4 inches of rain all the way on up into boston by early saturday. matt? >> all right, al, thank you very much. >> well, natalie's here with an nbc exclusive interview. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. eric holder says he has no plans to step down but will push for changes and how the justice department seeks the phone and e-mail records of reporters in leak investigations. he spoke to nbc news justice correspondent pete williams in a rare and exclusive interview. pete, good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. we spoke before this latest story about the nsa's gathering of telephone data, but as the previous leak investigations, the attorney general says existing laws and rules forced him to make decisions in going
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after reporter phone and e-mail records that he's not comfortable with. despite intense criticism from congress over leak investigations and even some calls for him to step down, attorney general eric holder says he's not going anywhere yet. >> there's some things i want to do. some things i want to get done that i've discussed with the president. and once i've finished that, i'll sit down with him and we'll determine when it's time to make a transition to a new attorney general. >> you're not stepping down now? >> no. i have no intention now. >> reporter: the rules governing leak investigations should be changed. >> i'm a little concerned that things have gotten a little, a little out of whack. >> reporter: showing the justice department obtained phone and e-mail records of fox news reporter james rosen to investigate the leak of sensitive intelligence about north korea. in seeking the records, the government called the reporter at the very least an aider or
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abettor or co-conspirator. the law that required that phrase to get a search warrant should be changed. >> so that you never call a reporter who is simply doing his or her job in gathering news a criminal. that is not something i'm comfortable with. i'm not comfortable with guidelines, with rules, with laws that would force us to do something like that. >> reporter: and he says he favors giving the news media the chance to fight requests for records before they're turned over. >> to make them aware of the fact this is information we are seeking and allow them to raise any objections, any concerns that they have. and i don't think that our prosecutions are necessarily going to be put at risk by sharing that information, by making those notifications more frequently than we have. >> reporter: and holder says throughout these leak investigations, he has never asked that a reporter be prosecuted. he says the focus has been on the government official who does the leaking. and by the way, you can be sure this latest story about the nsa's collection is going to
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trigger another leak investigation. >> certainly will. pete williams, thanks so much, pete. women will now be able to buy generic forms of the so-called morning after pill at any age without a prescription. the federal government is currently appealing a judge's ruling that allows those sales. but the court will not allow unrestricted sales of the brand name plan "b" one step contraceptive pill until it waives the appeal. a federal judge has temporarily cleared the way for a 10-year-old girl to move to the adult waitlist. she's dying of cystic fibrosis and was being forced to wait until a pair of children's lugs became available. the ruling only applies to sarah and gives her doctors ten days to find a transplant before a hearing takes up the matter once again. and while no transplant is guaranteed, sarah has now at least a chance of finding a match. flight attendants unions are
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praising a decision to keep small knives out of carry-on luggage. the judge reversed his position after months. they argued that it would free baggage screeners to concentrate on larger threats such as bombs. irs officials face a grilling when lawmakers take them to task over lavish spending at employee conferences. the agency has cracked down imposing new regulations to prevent the problem in the future and placing two officials on administrative leave for accepting free food at a party back in 2010. well, we've seen him anchor nightly news, we've seen him slow jam the news on "late night," but now jimmy fallon has a new career for brian williams. gangster rapper. ♪ one two three to the four
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♪ death row is the label that plagues me so just chill ♪ >> snoop dogg and dr. dre's "ain't nothin' but a g thing" he's got a future there. >> that's good. >> you may have buried the lead this morning. it's your birthday. happy birthday to you. >> appropriately buried that. >> thank you. >> happy birthday. >> one day older, one year older. >> and wiser and all that stuff. >> i don't know about that. >> happy birthday. by the way, we are throwing you a huge party on the plaza. we've got linel ritchie. how is the weather looking for that? >> great. it'll be raining on the ceiling. but in the eveng. in any event, let's take a look. not only the andrea to talk about, we have this front that will be augmenting that as well. to the northeast and the midw t midwest, looking at heavy rains as the system moves in from
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parts of central and western ohio and into west virginia and western pennsylvania. two to three inches of rain. rest of the country we have a risk of strong storms back through texas. sunny skies up and down the west coast. and beautiful weather here in the northeast. at least for one more day. your local forecast is coming up in just 30 seconds. good morning. i'm kiran keen. radar showing a few sprinkles showing the ground to suburbs. moderate showers in southern shenandoah valley to west virginia. those passing west of washington
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this morning. then a likelihood of afternoon showers. as well as this evening. highs reaching the 70s and then tomorrow, some moderate downpours as tropical storm andrea or its remnants pass east of us during the day along with blustery winds and could pick up and that's your latest weather. matt? >> thank you very much. and now nbc news investigates drone warfare. it is a controversial component of america's wars in iraq and afghanistan. this morning, nbc chief foreign correspondent richard engel gets a unique and exclusive perspective from one insider. richard, good morning. >> good morning. as you said the u.s. has been using drones for a long time inside and outside of combat zones. and yet, almost everything about the program is hidden. the operators, the victims. but we spoke to this airman who said that there can be at times an impact even on those who are behind the controls. >> reporter: for nearly six years, senior airman brandon
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bryant operated the camera on drones over iraq and afghanistan from u.s. bases in nevada and new mexico. this is the first time he's spoken on television about his experiences. >> my recruiter actually made a james bond reference. he's like, you know those guys that sit in the back and give james bond all of the information he needs to execute his mission? i was like, yeah, and he was like, you'll be one of those guys. i didn't think i'd have to pull a trigger. >> did they talk to you about civilians? did they say there might be civilians in the area and we don't want to kill them? >> they would say something like we only strike at people who are away from civilians who are bad guys. so like if there's civilians in the area, no striking, none at all. >> so you think there was a concerted effort to try and avoid civilian casualties? >> yes. >> reporter: but brian sometimes had doubts. on a mission, he was told to
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track three afghan men walking six miles away from a fire fight with u.s. troops. >> they're just lollygagging, doing their thing. they were probably carrying rifles, but i wasn't convinced they were bad guys. >> you got the order to strike? >> yes. when the smoke clears, there was a crater there and i watched this guy bleed out. i can almost see the agony on this guy's face. it's really more intimate for us because we see everything. >> do you think he was a combatant? >> i have my serious doubts now, but i didn't really question those voices in my head. this isn't is a video game. this isn't some sort of fantasy. >> and it became even more real when a commander gave them a tally of those killed on missions to which he contributed. >> 1,626 total people killed on every mission i've ever been on.
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>> 1,626? that's a big number. >> i would have been happy if they never showed me the piece of paper. >> when they handed it to you, did they say congratulations? >> yeah, actually, they did. i did my job, i did it better than anyone else. >> 1,626. >> correct. >> how many of them do you think were innocent? >> it's a number i don't want to think about. >> but it is a big number, richard engel, an interesting perspective. >> we don't often hear that kind of perspective from the people behind the controls. and there are many other drone operators. and it's a weapon he doesn't oppose, but he thinks one that should be subject to more debate. >> good to have you here. it's 20 minutes after the hour for an extended interview with brandon bryant, head to and coming up, new details on what may have led to the apparent suicide attempt by michael jackson's daughter paris. in other news, a mystery solved, the 84-year-old winner
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of that record power ball jackpot and the remarkable story tied to her winning ticket. but first, on a thursday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ ula ula ula ula al revés, ♪ hago que lo imposible sea posible, ♪ ♪ que todo lo increíble se vuelva visible, ♪ ♪ tres, dos, hola, ula... ♪ aplaudan en la luna. ♪ ula ula, hagamos ula ula, ♪ ula ula ula ula al revés, ♪ ula ula, hagamos ula ula, ♪ ula ula ula ula al revés, ♪ ula ula, hagamos ula ula, ♪ ula ula, hagamos ula ula, ♪ ula ula, hagamos ula ula, good morning. it is 7:26 this thursday morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. still developing scene on capitol hill after the massive heart where fire in southeast.
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firefighters are still there putting out hotspots. some 13 hours later. the hardware store was considered a local landmark and stood at the corner in the eastern market area. the fire could impact your morning commute as well. outbound pennsylvania and parts of 11th and 12th streets still closed now. a chance of rain in our forecast. weather and traffic next.
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good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. right now temperatures are in the mid 60s and storm team 4 radar showing areas moving color, sprinkles of light rain far north and west of the metro area. areas in yell and so orange, moderate rain now. central, southern shenandoah valley into the mountains. that should stay west of the metro area this morning. henna likelihood of passing showers this afternoon. have annum brem ha umbrella han. showers tomorrow.
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might get downpours with an inch or would of rain with blustery winds off and on during the day friday. tapering off provide might. maybe a lingering shower saturday morning. otherwise weekend looking dry. how is traffic? >> still checking on the situation in silver spring. the situation is this. university boulevard eastbound at dennis. still seeing all of your eastbound lanes blocked. you can see the drivers here turning right or left on to dennis. this is right before you get to four corners. shoot over to 66 eastbound. a bit slow at chain bridge road. 18 points get from fairfax county parkway to the capital beltway. >> thank you, danella. another news update in 25 minutes or so. for now, though, we send you back to new york for more of the "today" show after a short break. february 22nd. a landmark transportation bill is up for consideration in the virginia legislature.
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even though it's backed by republican governor mcdonnell, tea party republicans refuse to support the plan. but terry mcauliffe thinks this is too important a time for partisan politics. mcauliffe reaches out to democrats and urges them to support the bill. and the bill passes. terry mcauliffe. putting virginia first. 7:30 now on a thursday morning. it's the 6th day of june, 2013. it's natalie's birthday. and we have lots of happy faces outside our window on the world
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helping us celebrate. the music is a reminder that linel richie will be rocking our concert stage tomorrow on "today." he was here last year, put on one of the best concerts we've had in years here on "today." so we look forward to him coming back. al's going to clear the rain out of here. it's going to be perfect. >> there may be backup singing going on. i hope he doesn't mind. >> that happened in the past, as well. >> really bad backup singing. >> i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie, natalie morales and al roker. a warning for anyone around pools and beach this summer. would you notice, would you know what to look for if someone were drowning? >> when someone is in trouble in the water, a lot of times you don't see a lot of splashing, don't hear cries for help. it's the sound of silence. we will tell you what you should be on the lookout for this summer. >> that's scary. all right. how will parents in a wealthy new york suburb reacting to the shocking arrest of a well-known
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mom now charged with being a major pot dealer? all right. and the big day has finally arrived, martha stewart is going to be here to tell us how her online dates turned out. larry or stan, stan or larry, or none of the above? >> we'll find out a little later on. we want to begin this half hour, though, with michael jackson's 15-year-old daughter paris. she's recovering at a los angeles area hospital this morning after what sources close to the family are calling an attempted suicide. e!'s jason kennedy is out in los angeles this morning. jason, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, let me tell you that a jackson family source has been telling e! news all morning long that paris jackson has been suffering from depression. she's been at a hospital before and she's been dealing with, quote, a lot of drama lately. just before 1:30 a.m. on wednesday morning, the l.a. county sheriff's department responded to an emergency call from the jackson family home. >> overdose, sheriff responding.
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>> sheriff deputies treated 15-year-old paris jackson and transported her to an area hospital. >> we've confirmed through a source close to the family that paris did cut her wrists. >> it's been nearly four years since michael jackson's only daughter bid farewell to the king of pop. >> daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine. >> reporter: recently, the teen once shielded from the camera's eye has been living a more public life. even opening up to oprah about being bullied. >> a lot of people don't like me. >> in a video that went viral last month, paris shared make-up tips. >> i need serious help. i'm crazy. i am crazy. >> but it was on twitter just hours before her alleged suicide attempt where paris left several cryptic tweets and a final message quoting a beatles song. "yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, now it looks as though they're here to stay." all of this while her guardian battles aeg, the company behind michael jackson's comeback tour.
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the lawsuit claims that aeg failed to investigate dr. conrad murray who was convicted in 2011 of causing the singer's death. an allegation the company denies. paris along with her brothers is listed as a plaintiff and may be called to testify. >> these are heavy duty pressures for anybody much less a young girl who is trying to figure themselves out. >> both her mother debbie roe who paris has been spending more time with and katherine jackson issued statements thanking everyone from their concern and asking for privacy. katherine jackson's attorney adding that while paris is physically fine, being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are. it is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you. >> reporter: now paris' aunt issued a statement thanking everyone for their overwhelming concern and asking for privacy while the family deals with all of these issues together. matt? >> all right, jason kennedy in los angeles this morning. thanks very much. >> obviously we wish her the best. hard to be a teenager, hard to
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be a teenager in the public eye like that. we'll take a turn now, get another check of the weather. al? >> all right. we've got a tale of two countries in a way when it comes to our temperatures. the jet stream keeping the warm air out west. and in fact, as you look at the temperatures, they are anywhere from 10 to 15 degrees and above normal. 103 in vegas. 96 in reno. even up into parts of oregon, 92 degrees. then that jet takes a dip to the south as you move your way east and look at this. chicago only 65 today. 61 in minneapolis. we are expecting johnstown with a temperature of 66 degrees. rest of the country we are going to be looking at a lot of wet weather down through florida as we track andrea. that's what's going on around the country and here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> mostly cloudy around the metro area. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. radar showing those areas of moving color, sprinkles of light rain north and west of washington. more moderate showers central shenandoah valley in the mountains. west of the metro area this morning. then this afternoon, there is a
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possibility passing showers, mid to late afternoon. around much of the region and into the evening hours. highs 70s. likely downpours tomorrow. maybe an inch or two of rain with blustery winds. as remnants of tropical storm andrea pass to our east. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> thank you. we now know who won last month's record power ball jackpot. an 84-year-old woman in florida. and she has another young woman to thank for her riches. katie, good morning. >> reporter: indeed she does, savannah. they have been known for this, their water and their sky diving. now they're known as home to one of the richest women in america. and up until now and at least until now she just lived in one-half of this very small duplex. >> reporter: in a pink sweater, white pants and sunglasses, gloria mackenzie, a tiny 84-year-olwidow walked out of the florida state headquarters on friday richer than anyone's
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wildest imagination. she's the winner of the single biggest jackpot in history, $590 million. mackenzie technically won the money on may 18th but didn't claim it until now. not even her next door neighbor had any idea that the sweet woman who would give her insect tips was now a multimillionaire. >> it's florida, everybody's got cockroaches. she gave me advice about how to keep them away. >> she didn't take part in the news conference but issued a statement read by an official. turns out her winning ticket was a double stroke of luck. >> while in line, another lottery player was kind enough to let me go ahead of them in line to purchase the winning quick pick ticket. >> i was just like go ahead, it's not a big deal. >> she can't be sure, but mindy crandall is almost positive she's that other lottery player. >> the joke was, look, it'll be
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the lady in front of you. and on the news conference, it was thank you to the lady that let me in front of her. >> reporter: being the understatement of the year. >> luck of the draw. >> reporter: now everyone we spoke with said this couldn't have possibly happened to a nicer person. to give you an idea of how much her life will change. the median income of this town is about $30,000. she gets a lump sum of almost $371 million. and savannah, that is off just one ticket which cost her $2. >> pretty amazing. thank you so much. coming up next, we've got an important story for summer. if you saw someone drowning, would you know it? probably not, the experts say. we'll tell you what you should be looking for. also ahead in trending today, the vice president flashes his trademark sense of humor at the funeral for new jersey senator frank lautenberg. we'll tell you more about that and other topics people are talking about. but first, these messages. we're here at the famous tapia brothers produce stand
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we're back now at 7:42 with a new warning for anyone who plans to be around the water this summer. we're talking about the signs of drowning. would you be able to tell if your loved one was in trouble? tom costello is in bethesda, maryland, with more on this. tom, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, matt, good morning. pools are starting to open up, schools letting out, but this cannot be a day care center. it can't be just the life guards watching the kids. every adult has got to be watching and watching closely. >> reporter: it is surveillance camera video that serves as an important reminder every summer. a 10-year-old falls off a float and begins to drown in a pool full of adults and life guards. he's there, head under the water. precious minutes pass and no one notices he's on the bottom of the pool. finally after five long minutes, an adult swimmer finds him and pulls him out. lifeguards, paramedics and
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doctors save the child's life in 2005, but he suffered permanent brain damage. mario batoni is a former coast guard rescue swimmer and an expert on water safety. >> drowning is often silent. you're not going to hear it. hollywood teaches us there's splashing and yelling and that's almost never the case. >> each year, 390 children die in accidental drownings. most within just 25 feet of a parent or an adult. very often someone who is drowning can't scream because they're trying to catch a breath of air as they bob up and down in the water. the warning signs, look for someone whose mouth is at water level, their head tilted back, their eyes glassy or closed. if they can't talk, they're usually in trouble. >> a child can drown within seconds before anyone knows that the child is under the water. and that is why it's so important for children to know how to swim. >> look up at the sky. >> reporter: in west virginia where hundreds of kids crowd into more than a dozen municipal pools every summer day, teaching
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kids to swim at an early age is a priority. red cross certified lifeguards keep a constant vigil and conduct regular drills. but experts say wherever kids are swimming in pools, backyards, lakes or rivers, adults have got to be vigilant. >> one of the things i see often on vacation is parents who are watching the children but they're on their cell phones or they're texting. and if you're not looking at them, then you're not watching them. >> reporter: if you're not looking, you're not watching. drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death behind car accidents. look at this statistic, 70% of african-american children and 62% of hispanic children do not know how to swim. experts say every child regardless of socioeconomic background has got to learn how to be safe in the water. matt? >> tom costello in bethesda this morning. important information, tom. thank you very much. up next, new details on that mom from an upscale new york suburb who is accused of running
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andrea canning has the story from scarsdale, new york, this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. this ritzy town is buzzing. she seemed to blend in so well. suv, made average mom of three, baby furniture, lived in a 5,000 square foot home. nothing unusual in these parts, but federal agents say she was living a double life. >> reporter: loving mother, skilled equestrian and now overght punch line. >> which explains why her kids' friends were like, any chance your mom will make us brownies? >> reporter: federal agents say she was running a multimillion dollar marijuana growing operation out of this new york city warehouse. >> we smelled it in the air once in a while. >> reporter: agents say her business fell under the name fantastic enterprises. a far cry from this seemingly fantastic life she was living with her two daughters in the
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suburb of scarsdale. >> my nanny and daughter have played with their daughter and nanny in a local park and you would never believe in a million years this would happen. >> reporter: she could often be found riding her cheering on he this equestrian center where the owner said she told him she was an interior designer. >> she would watch the lessons, always very cordial, got along with all the parents. >> reporter: the mom also blended in at her daughter's middle school. >> surprising? >> reporter: her 13-year-old daughter posted this mother's day message on facebook. i am so happy and lucky we have a mom like you to take care of us. federal agents targeted andrea sanderlin in an operation called strike force. they say a confidential witness tipped them off to the woman known as andy. the electric company also reported huge bills, upwards of $9,000 a month, typically she paid in cash. >> people try to highlight maybe
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scarsdale because it's affluent, successful, but the truth of the matter is, you -- no matter where you are, you never know. >> reporter: andrea sanderlin has pled not guilty, her attorney has not responded to our request for an interview. he has said she's innocent and the brooklyn jail is no place for a housewife. matt and savannah back to you. >> thank you. coming up, martha stewart tells us about her date. and a surprise delivery for a woman who didn't know she was eight months pregnant. also pippa middleton's new job. >> after your local news and weather. cheerio.
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good morning. i'm tom kierein. radar showing sprinkles north and west of the metro area. getting moderate rain in west virginia and southern shenandoah valley. that should stay west of the metro area lou the morning. but then during the afternoon and this evening, between 3:00 p.m. until this evening could get passing showers. high 70s. heavy downpours as the remnants of tropical storm andrea pass east of the metro area tomorrow.
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maybe with blustery winds and pick up an inch or would of rain. saturday morning, maybe a lingering shower. looks like it will dry out saturday afternoon into sunday. could get more storms on monday. >> tom, thank you. another news update for it's 8:00 on a thursday morning, it's the 6th of june, 2013.
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>> i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie, natalie morales and al roker. there was an incident out on the plaza. a short time ago, a man out there attempted to harm himself with a knife. he did manage to cut himself. he was controlled by our security team out there. however, he did harm himself in some way. and so he's now being attended to by medical personnel. there was a knife involved as we just mentioned. so we're keeping that area clear for law enforcement out there right now and not getting out there to confuse the situation at all. >> and as we understand it, the situation is contained, as you said, he's being attended to and nobody else as i understand it was injured. >> thank goodness. >> and as usual, we've got security people around here who do a fantastic job and they made sure that no one else could be injured. although we understand the individual did say something about not wanting to harm others but wanting to cause harm to himself. again, it's under control now and we thank our security team. >> and the new york police department for what they did, as well.
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>> every day, that's right. >> we want to keep you up to date. natalie, you've got a check of the news this morning. in the news this morning, the obama administration is facing a new scandal over telephone snooping. a british newspaper "the guardian" reports that the national security agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of u.s. verizon customers. the paper says the secret data base is allowed under a top secret court order. the nsa ran a similar program under the bush administration after 9/11. but this was the first report that the obama administration is checking records of millions of u.s. citizens. regardless of whether there was any suspected wrong doing. a 61-year-old woman was pulled out alive overnight from the rubble of a philadelphia building collapse that claimed at least six lives wednesday. she's in critical condition. officials say the building that collapsed was being demolished and the debris fell on to a smaller, neighboring building that housed a thrift shop. the family of a 10-year-old
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kansas boy killed by a falling airport sign filed a lawsuit wednesday against airport contractors, architects and construction managers. the child was crushed by a 300-pound arrivals and departures board at the newly renovated birmingham, alabama, airport as he returned from a florida vacation back in march. his mother and two younger brothers were seriously injured. president obama has likely pleased some of his critics and defied others by naming two outspoken women to his new national security team. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell is in washington with more. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. susan rice and samantha powers, both lightning rods in the past now high-profile appointments in an administration. all the president's women, samantha powers for the u.n. and replacing tom donnell. >> she is fearless, she is tough, she has a great tennis
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game and a pretty good basketball game. throwing the occasional elbow, but hitting the big shots. >> reporter: rice is the president's first line of defense after the september 11th benghazi attacks. but back then those cia talking points cost her the nomination to be secretary of state. >> i'm dead set on making sure we don't promote anybody who was an essential player in the benghazi debacle. >> but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi is outrageous. >> reporter: rice took herself out of contention. >> i think it's the right thing for the country. and i think it's the right thing for the president. >> reporter: clearing the way for john kerry. rice won't require congressional approval and still isn't getting it. >> to go to a post that is supposed to be void of political controversy. you want that as nonpartisan as you can. >> reporter: but the recent release of the talking point e-mails vindicated rice. >> it was only a few months ago john mccain and lindsay graham
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were trying to bury her career. and today she is arguably about to become the most important national security figure in the president's universe. >> reporter: replacing rice at the u.n., samantha power, also no stranger to controversy. she left the first obama campaign after calling then rival hillary clinton a monster. irish born, done everything from posing for men's "vogue." john kerry was in guatemala when the president announced the promotion. kerry called her brilliant, a tireless advocate and first-rate diplomat. now, of course, rice will be the gate keeper controlling kerry's access to the oval office. >> andrea mitchell in washington this morning. thank you. it is 8:05, you're up to date right now. >> thanks. now we've got a check of the weather. a busy weekend for you guys. >> that's right. we'll weekend. >> we will be keeping an eye on tropical storm andrea. forward motion, 60 miles per hour winds. north-northeast now at 14 miles per hour. and located 160 miles west of
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tampa, florida. we have a tornado watch in effect until 11:00. you can see path of the storm comes onshore sometime this afternoon. and makes its way inland and pretty much hugs the coast or stays just inland. right through friday as it exits into new england and bringing with it anywhere from about 3 to 5 inches of rain along the coast between now and saturday morning. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your mecke of the woods. >> good morning. i'm storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. right now radar showing a few sprinkles to far north suburbs, howard county, farther west. and moderate showers now in west virginia and central southern shenandoah valley. here's going to stay west of the metro area. of the morning. have an umbrella handy. the effects of andrea here tomorrow and downpours, maybe an inch or would or more of rain tomorrow with blustery winds. perhaps lingering shower saturday morning. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, mr. roker.
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thank you very much. coming up on trending, how would you say the word "pajama." >> pajama. >> pajama. >> p.j.s. >> talking about regional differences when it comes to how some very common words are pronounced. >> all right. and then, did she meet her match? martha kisses and tells. we don't know if she kissed, she's going to tell. she'll report back on her dates. and she's about to be an aunt, but first pippa middleton has landed a new job. what she's up to right after this. [ male announcer ] if your road trip stops at the corner of "taking in the scenery" and "hey, they're taking our stuff," no need to panic. walgreens has over 8,000 stores across the country with all your prescriptions on file and just about anything else you might need along the way. because you never know what the road will bring. so swing by walgreens today for all your summer must-haves
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obnoxious grandfather in the world. no, wrong. frank was the most obnoxious. i knew strom thurman so well, literally, i was asked to do his eulogy. i did his eulogy. this is a lot easier. >> there are some people who are kind of out there saying is it appropriate to tell jokes in that situation? and i say, first of all, that's joe biden being joe biden. and second of all, that's what i want. i want a little bit of, yes, some serious discussion, but some kind of a celebration of the life. and some humor. and i think the levity really helped that room. >> 89 years old -- >> you're right, the circumstances are very important. >> they are. and they were good, old friends. lautenberg had a good sense of humor, appreciated a good joke. >> i eulogized my mom and dad and i used jokes in it. and i think people appreciate a
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chance. >> and it didn't seem to be an uncomfortable situation in the room at all. >> it wasn't nervous laughter. >> and even his own daughters were making jokes. also now trending on google, what do you put on your panca s pancakes? all right? do you put syrup or seerup? >> syrup. >> those are part of a new project by a ph.d. student, he's looking at regional accents across the country. for example, take a look at this word, i think we have a graphic. how do you say that word? >> caramel. carmel. >> i do caramel. >> composed a map of his findings, concluded in the areas pictured here in red, people tend to say caramel. >> no, carmel. we're on that map. >> people shaded in blue say caramel.
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>> exactly. >> okay. give us another one. >> let's put the word up. how do you say that word? >> mayonnaise. >> mayonnaise. >> people in the plains tend to say mayonnaise while folks in the south prefer mannaise. >> but in the northeast too. >> finally, this word, put it up. what do you say? >> crayon. >> crayon. >> out west they say -- >> crayon. >> here in the east we usually say crayon like in -- like john, rhymes with john. >> some people say crown, right? >> say the word s-i-n-g-e-r. >> singer. >> right, i pronounce the "g." you got a problem with that? >> no, not at all. >> you do a soft "g." >> what about o-f-t-e-n.
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>> often. >> do you say aunt or ant? >> aunt. >> and it goes on and on and on. >> trending on youtube. quite an exciting game last night between the chicago white sox, seattle mariners, going to 16 innings, but the bottom of the 14th, down 5-1 until sooeger hits a grand slam. nobody more excited than this guy who mows down a little boy. oh! yeah. >> oh. >> well, the guy's defense, pretty extraordinary? no. but the white sox go on to win it 7-5. >> he was probably following the ball wasn't looking and -- >> well, the good news now the little boy is now demonstrating flat stanley. >> that's unfortunate. >> he got caught up in the moment. >> right. meanwhile, trending on msn, jay leno had a little fun with taylor swift's hot new song "22"
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which celebrates the virtues of being young. that the got the "tonight show" host thinking, what about life at 63? ♪ you don't know about me but i'm turning 63 ♪ ♪ colonoscopy ♪ wheel of fortune's on now i've got to see ♪ ♪ everything will be all right if we just keep dancing like ♪ ♪ we're 63 >> i kind of like that. >> what about 41? >> yeah, happy birthday, girl. >> all right. very good. >> something else we've been following along with. martha stewart's journey through the world of online dating. and she's here this morning to tell us how it's going. we'll get to that in a second. but first, a little refresher on where things stand. >> in the spirit of adventure -- >> just over a month ago, martha stewart along with her niece's husband dan slater and match
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incorporated ceo appeared on "today" and launched the search for a man. >> what we know we can get you is great first dates. i think a soul mate might be a little bit difficult. >> so they got right to work creating martha's profile for >> what's your body type? big and beautiful, curvy, above average. >> that's horrible. >> then filled out what she's looking for in a match. >> in other words, do you want us to make sure people don't contact -- >> with that, her profile was uploaded to and the response overwhelming. >> there's no question that martha's one of the most popular members ever to join match. she's had over 200 profiles in the first day. >> the next step was to review potential suitors. >> this one catches my attention. you are quite an attractive woman. >> he's 34 years old. >> are you a sign person? >> so far aquarius and sagittarius has worked out well. >> but you're here on
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how do you feel about pda? >> i like that. >> after poring through hundreds of e-mails, martha narrowed it down to a few good men. >> my name is stan, i'm a film maker, i do commercials, independent features, paint, do landscapes, i love to eat, nice glass of wine good dinner. >> i'm larry and i'm an international steel trading business, love traveling, love the new york philharmonic. i live right here. >> she met two of them here on "today" in person before heading out on dates with each. >> you're both going to go out, coffee, whatever. >> she got together with larry at perry street. >> how old's your daughter? >> 40-something. >> my daughter's 46. 46, may 12th. >> oh. >> i'm the only person in my whole crowd who is single. >> my friends have never fixed me up with anybody. i think they're afraid the person they fix me up with won't like me or something. >> and at new york's rao's with
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stan. >> anything to eat? >> everything. i eat straight from the garden. have you been to austin? >> a film festival there. >> some big plans? >> yeah. >> and martha is here now along with match inc. ceo sam yagan. good morning to both of you. was it fun? >> the dates? yeah. >> were you nervous going on these dates? >> no. how could i be nervous? >> i thought you'd say yes. >> no because i'd already met them here on the "today" show. i'd met their profiles. they weren't hiding anything. i think they were honest guys and having a drink at perry street, what could be nicer? >> but there were cameras around, it's not exactly a natural dynamic. did that bug you at all? >> well, in my life, my life is sort of my work and my work's sort of my life, it's not -- i'm not made nervous by that. maybe somebody would have been, but the guys weren't nervous either. i think they did a really,
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really nice job of being dates. >> and also, i think let's say one more time, what they're doing or what they did here was very brave to agree to do this. now, we've made a point here we weren't looking for your soul mate, we were looking for a couple of fun first dates. so i think everybody's going -- >> but broke the ice. it's got me to sort of like think about dating as a nice thing to do on a regular basis. >> but i think people are going to want to know is there going to be a second date with either larry or stan? >> well, we've been in contact. and we've already -- we're already talking business. this is how things do deteriorate. with larry, we were talking business. >> let's get to the subject at hand, martha. >> you never know what happens if business is good, you know, maybe something else will be good. >> you had good enough time with either or both of them you would pursue a second date? >> sure, absolutely, absolutely.
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>> is this typical, you don't -- the bells and sirens and fireworks don't go off on the first date but break the ice as martha says. >> i think one of the things about signing up for an online dating site, it gets you out there and it gets the ball rolling. and whether you meet someone through the site itself or getting yourself out there and your friends now know you're ready to go and active and you say you've been introduced to other people through friends. >> other people have surfaced. >> i would think you'd get a lot of contacts not online. >> my lawyer came up with a great idea the other day. >> what's that? >> a fix-up. >> he might not have thought to make that fix-up had she not committed to finding someone. >> and we already know that martha signing up for this at has inspired a lot of men and women to get out there and do the same. >> especially women, i think. >> how is this happening? >> well, we're reading all the feedback as women sign up and they're saying i've been nervous to try online dating, i'm not tech savvy, but to see someone
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like martha do it made me, you know, want to do it. >> and you have some tips for people who are trying this for the first time. be yourself, which is sometimes easier said than done. start the conversation and i like your third one, stick with it. if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. >> you know, you've had two dates, they were good. >> i still have like 1,000 more -- >> 1,000 more dates to have. >> i could do 1,000 dates with all the people responded. >> so many dates, so little time. all right. but you are going to -- >> you have to chaperone every one of them. >> with the camera crew. >> that's not a good idea. all right, martha, we're going to keep following you. thanks for being such a good sport. and sam, thank you very much. let's go over to savannah and natalie. >> thanks. and now to a story that seems unimaginable, actually. >> it really does, absolutely. the woman giving birth to a baby at nearly full term without ever realizing she was eight months pregnant. >> reporter: a true bundle of joy, this baby girl is giving
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new meaning for surprise deliveries. >> we're both still in shock. >> trish says she had absolutely no idea she was eight months pregnant. >> i didn't have a baby belly to feel a baby. >> what's more, she says her husband had a vasectomy so having a baby wasn't on the table. >> i didn't miss any periods. that's another reason i was like, no, it's impossible, i had my period the whole time -- >> everything suddenly changed a few days ago after running a few miles and training for a half marathon. >> at that point, the train had progressed so bad. this is not right, this is not normal. i need somebody right here. >> the 33-year-old mother of two knew something serious was happening when the pain became severe. >> i was yelling and screaming, i thought i was dying. >> after being rushed to the emergency room, the news was stunning. >> the lady found a heartbeat and i'm looking around like, no, that's not -- i don't believe it. >> trish wasn't the only one who was shocked. her husband john says he was
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blind sided, but completely thrilled. >> until they took me to see the baby, i didn't believe them. wow. >> the unexpected gift, a 6 pound, 6 ounce baby girl. >> she was doing pretty well. i wouldn't mind renaming her miracle and calling her mira for short. >> well, dr. nancy snyderman. i have one question for you, really? >> really. it can happen. it's well described, it's called denial of pregnancy. and the best study comes from the journal, the british medical journal study in germany that 1 out of 475 women who delivered a baby did not realize and refused to acknowledge they were pregnant. >> so the classic situation that i have heard about anyway is someone who is rather obese and maybe doesn't recognize the weight gain. that's not the situation with this woman. >> i've seen it in a couple of cases. very obese and then the very, very thin who maybe have missed periods or they're running and they have sort of anorexia
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related to exercise. so they're hormones have shut down, enough to carry a fetus, usually a small baby, but not enough to recognize they've missed periods. but for a woman during pregnancy to have missed all of her periods means she was not having regular periods to begin with or just didn't acknowledge things have changed. >> and we do so much in prenatal care now. one has to wonder, is it a little bit dangerous? you know the safety of the child when you have gone through an entire pregnancy and not knowing it. >> of course, we're so attuned to full prenatal and perinatal observan observance, high blood pressure, blood sugar problems, diabetes, all the things we worry about with moms. is this -- was this mom and baby at risk? potentially. but it's the very obese and the very thin we worry about the most and teenagers. i think this is going to go down as one of those, really, really? but in the medical literature, yes, it exists. >> i only have ten seconds.
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>> rare, but true. >> you've had this happen -- you've delivered -- >> when i was a young doctor, a woman came in, she was a little hefty with stomach flu and guess what, i held a baby. >> that's why i love you, nancy. >> i've seen it in person. >> we'll be right back. good morning. it is 8:26 on this thursday, june 6. i'm aaron gilchrist. right now you may want to stay away from some loudoun county parks. crews are spraying insecticides
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good morning. showing showers passing west of the metro area this morning. but a greater chance of some showers this afternoon between 3:00 to this evening occasional
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moderate showers perhaps. and tomorrow heavy downpours are possible. remnants of tropical storm andrea passing just east of the metro area. could get an inch or would or more of rain tomorrow. bit of a blustery wind. then drying out a bit on saturday. still a chance of a shower, though. and how is traffic. >> problems on university boulevard. the situation here is at dennis. you will be forced off because police are still investigating an early morning accident involving a dump truck. this is eastbound at dennis. so this is prior to four corners. let's shoot over to 395. coming up to the 14th street bridge it is slow. slow travel speed. 38 minutes from the beltway to 14th street bridge. >> thank you. you can get the latest news and weather anytime at ok. we'll start looking for an suv... "fire' by firenze"
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♪ it's 8:30 now on a thursday morning, it's the 6th day of june, 2013. this time tomorrow, we will all be rocking out on the plaza with the guy you're listening to right now, mr. lionel richie. we're expecting perfect weather. so come on down with an umbrella and get ready -- >> exactly. >> i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie, natalie morales and mr. al roker. >> we have a great concert lineup all summer long. one week from tomorrow, maroon 5 will be performing some of their biggest hits. then on june 21st, hunter hayes will bring his southern charm to the big city. and another big event coming up, as well, father's day. just a reminder a week from this sunday. and this morning, we've got you covered with some special steals
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and deals gift ideas. you can still get them in time. >> nice. >> in time, get it? >> i planned that. i'm that fast, al. >> you are. 41 years old -- >> faster than ever. >> and i've got a real treat. how many of you have read stories to your kids? i got to spend time with the award winning children's author and illustrator. and he has a message out there for all us parents. >> we'll get to that. first, let's say hi to 19-year-old holly tucker, one of the competitors on "the voice." she made such a huge impression during the blind audition, all four judges or coaches fought over who would get to work with her. unfortunately, holly's time on "the voice" came to an end on tuesday night. good morning. it's nice to see you. >> good morning. >> i look at that moment where it ends and i know how hard that must be after how much work you've put into it. you seem particularly upset. was it sadness, disappointment,
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what? >> i think it was just the fact that i've been here for almost two months now and just going through this whole process. you know, it's been a lot of work. and a lot of time put into it. and i was thinking about how much i'm going to miss my teammates and everybody here on the show. >> and your coach blake who obviously adores you. did you feel he helped you this season and you've grown as an artist? >> oh, for sure. i have watched myself literally transform as a performer. i've gotten so much experience and i can't be more grateful for it. >> what's next for you? i know you have left school to go try out for "the voice," are you planning to go back? are you headed to nashville? >> you know, education will always be there, but the platform that "the voice" has given me will not. and i need to capitalize on that. and i want to get music out there as soon as possible because ultimately that's what i love and that's my passion. >> good luck with that. >> great to see you. we'll miss you on the show. >> thank you. have the er, you've got the
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weather. >> a quick look and show you for today, andrea down there. getting ready to come in. that brings a slight risk of strong storms and tornadoes, flooding as well. you can see the eastern third of the country will be wet today and western would-thirds good. with the exception after slight risk through west texas on into new mexico. we are going to get to your forecast but first calling all transformer fans. have you one more day to head into today's ride of your life sweepstakes. trip to four to universal orlando. check out the official rules. go to our website that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning. cloudy in the metro area. and farther west, storm team 4 radar is showing a few passing showers. shenandoah valley into the mountains and those are going to continue the stay west of the metro area for the morning. then during the afternoon, perhaps by mid afternoon into the evening, some passing showers likely rolling lou. highs in the upper 70s. then some moderate to heavy downpours are possible on friday. remnants of tropical storm
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andrea passing just to our east during the day. maybe a bit after blustery wind. could get up to two inches or more of rain. drying out a b >> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you, al. all right. what is the craziest thing you've ever done in the name of fashion? >> yeah, that's pretty crazy. >> well, if you're part of a new show style pop, a fashion expert, cohost. what do you think of the plaid jacket trend around here. >> it was the first thing i noticed, al, you popped two patterns together with the floral pocket square. that is the biggest trend right now. laying patterns together. you're on it like a bonnet. >> he's on it. >> the polka dot tie. >> i think it's magical. i do. >> give us an idea, what can people expect to see on this new show of yours? >> well, when you start a topic amongst people, they're going to share their opinions. that's what "style pop" is all
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about. we have a lot of fun throwing out things that are happening today. trends, fashion, technology, rumors, gossip, everything, but the best part is, you guys get to interact with us. it's not what we think, but also the rest of the world. twitter, facebook, instagram, whatever you're thinking, you can go to and tell us. >> guys get in on it too? >> good luck. >> "style pop" remepremieres tot on the style network. pippa middleton has a new job this morning. tamron hall has details on that. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. pippa has just been named as a contributing editor to "vanity fair" magazine. pippa first got the world's attention in a different role as the maid of honor at the wedding of the century. then, pippa has become popular with paparazzi, tabloid readers
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eager to find out who she's dating and what she's wearing. now, the 29-year-old is turning some prints to make a name for herself. >> carving out a role of her own and we're thrilled she's chosen to do it with "vanity fair" magazine. >> for her first column, she writes about a topic she knows well, tennis. she's often seen court side and in her column giving insider tips for anyone going to wimbledon later this month. writing about her first trip when she was just 8. i bought myself a postcard on the women's championship trophy on which i wrote, i will win this some day. and she told her family, if i have to get married, it would be in my tennis whites shorts. pippa has a book out and a column in a british magazine. some are questioning whether or not she's qualified to write for "vanity fair." >> pippa brings a unique perspective to all of the fun that goes on in england that we don't have here.
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the traditions that have held for so many centuries and wimbledon is one of those. >> "vanity fair" say they hope to have a column from pippa every few months. so far, the magazine says there are no plans for her to write about her royal in-laws. >> we'll have to see if those plans remain in place, guys. i'm sure she'll write something eventually. come on, on her sister and the royals. >> tamron, thank you so much. there'll be a lot of pressure to do that. coming up next, some steals and deals, gift ideas for dad just in time. as natalie would say for father's day. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back with a special edition of jill's steals and deals with great ideas for father's day. jill martin is a contributing editor for people's style watch. good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm glad we're doing this because i think guys can be hard to shop for. >> and my dad's my guy, but i
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haven't gone shopping yet. if you're watching -- >> turn away. >> but i want to start with something that every guy loves, which is a polo. and you can wear it day tonight on the golf course. the retail is $54. now, they're mostly cotton, but they have this dry tech technology, which is moisture to keep you cool and comfortable. the retail $54, the deal's $16, that's 70% off. >> you could get a couple of them. nice texture to them. >> yeah. >> next, for mr. moneybags. >> the retail $40. you have to know what your guy uses. because everyone's very particular about wallets. so when you go on, there's so many different styles, they come in black and brown, different leathers. if they open to the right, do they open at the top, credit card slots. i think this is a specific thing. but great deal, their retail is $40. the deal is $10. they're sold at blumeoomingdalb nordstrom, that's 75% off.
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>> are there different styles? >> right, there's six styles in black and brown with different leathers all on our website and they come in a box. >> that's a great gift, actually. and not too bulky. >> there was a "seinfeld" episode on that. >> really? >> yeah. >> i love it. i can't believe i missed it. shaving stuff. >> many men don't have a beauty routine. this is how to get them involved. this is pure additive grooming kits, the retail $98. dad's daily routine. protein and shave cream, hair and body wash and shave brush. >> the retail, $98, the deal $29.40, that's 70% off. >> it smells good too. >> yeah. >> it smells manly. >> guys, it smells manly. >> we give it our blessing. >> last but not least. >> second to last. >> the retail's $295 to $895.
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men's and women's and unisex watches. there's nothing sexier than a woman in a man's watch. >> it's my favorite look. >> you could buy one and borrow it. silv silvertone, rose gold, go online, you can see all the different options, come in this gift box. which is great. brand is 150 years old, luxury time pieces, the retail $295 to $895, the deal, $69.99 for any of them, up to 92% off. >> that's a great deal. and you could do a little self-shopping there. you could get one for yourself too. >> kind of a selfish gift, it can be. >> no, it's efficient. >> okay. >> finally we have. >> this is a beautiful gift from you can do all different things, upload photos and they make this for you and send it in a wrapped frame. you can do it for dad, did it with "today" show pictures. they tried to embarrass me by doing one of me.
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>> i like this glamour shot here. let's get a close-up of that. >> only my mother will like that. the retail $89.99, that's 70% off. and feel this, it's ready to hang. just a really beautiful thoughtful gift to give. >> you've got to get on it so they can produce it. let's go through the deals one more time. the polo shirts, the wallets from joseph aboud, the grooming kits from pure attitude, watches from invicta. if you have any questions about these items or past orders, click on the steals and deals page on thank you. >> thank you. coming up next, a school that found a way for kids to excel despite challenges at home. first this is "today" on nbc.
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kellogg foundation. a partner with communities where children come first. we're back at 8:46 with education nation today. president obama is unveiling a new plan today to get more technology into classrooms. >> of course, there are already terrific programs at schools all across the country helping kids succeed in some of the nation's poorest communities. nbc's chief education correspondent. good morning. nice to see you. >> nice to see you, matt and savannah. we visited a school in north carolina where administrators accept no excuses about race or poverty as reasons as to why kids aren't learning. they put together a program ensuring all of their kids have an equal opportunity to achieve. >> we want to make sure you guys are safe. >> rochelle mccormick is at the front of a class every day, but she's not a teacher. mccormick is the full-time social worker in a school with lots of needy kids. >> they may go home to lights
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being on, they may go home to lights being off. they have a totally different lifestyle than most kids have normally. >> reporter: the 600 students at the charlotte, north carolina, school are mostly black and hispanic. they come from low-income families and often troubled communities. mccormick helps the families and teaches the kids to be socially smart so they can put more energy on being book smart. >> they learn the strategies at home, sometimes, to if you hit me, i'm going to hit you back. we want them to be able to verbalize, to be able to talk about the problems. >> we have seen phenomenal gains in academic achievement in the last five years. >> reporter: the school went from 40% to 93% of the students performing at grade level. attendance is up to 90% daily. and behavior has dramatically improved. >> i think you have to have a belief system and dispel the myth that children of poverty cannot lear're eager to learn.
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>> reporter: how did the school do it? they brought in new teachers, a social worker, provided extra help for students and more. five years ago, they invited parents into the school not just for special occasions, but every day. it was part of a larger plan to change what people could expect from the school. >> everybody know me now. they know who i am. >> reporter: he welcomes the change at school and in his 10-year-old son. he doesn't want to fight anymore. his grades have improved and he dreams of being a genetic engineer. >> i'm just proud of him. >> overwhelmed that his dad sees his progress in school. >> so what you thinking about? >> what yosaid about me. that you look forward to me growing up. and becoming --
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>> whatever you want to be. >> he's a great little boy as all the kids are. and the principal says schools are doing more than ever before to build relationships with families and communities because they recognize by helping parents they help kids to be more successful in school. >> that's a phenomenal change in that school by making some really smart decisions. >> 180 degrees. that's great, thank you. >> thank you so much. coming up next, al will indulge in one of his passions with an award winning illustrator. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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as we all know, our al has many passions, plaid among them, but also animation. >> that's right, savannah. one of my proudest moments ever was interviewing the great charles schultz. well, as a kid, charlie brown spoke to me. i met another cartoonist who is speaking to millions of today's kids and parents. >> reporter: cartoonist and author understands the little people. because he speaks their language and with nothing more than a black marker and a blank canvas, he can create a world a little less scary and a lot more fun. >> one of the things you say is kids get the short end of the stick. what do you mean? >> it's inherently unfair being
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a kid. you have to ask permission to go to the bathroom. and they could say no. you can be lifted up out of the room and carried away from that thing you like. and if you complain, if you go -- then you get in trouble. >> his books and cartoons about pigeons, piggies, mole rats and norwegian dinosaurs have tickled funny bones in over a dozen languages and topped the "new york times" best sellers list. >> i am a corporate attorney specializing in tax affairs. >> but he knows he's nothing without the help of mommys and daddies. >> i'm a parent, and i know we're the orchestra. you read a book you hate, happy bunny was happy and they all went to happy land you're going to read it in a terrible way. i need to get you excited. i need to get my orchestra jazzed so they scream and yell, make up words. that's hilarious. >> anybody can draw a cartoon.
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anybody can draw a cartoon. >> willems believing crayons and markers are meant for hands of all sizes. >> there's a day in everybody's life where they realize they're not going to be a professional cartoonist and not going to be a professional basketball player. but kids still play basketball and they stop drawing. and that is a real shame. >> and this is the dining room. we sit here every night and doodle and draw on the walls. >> to keep the art alive, each night, mo, his wife, and 11-year-old daughter mix cartoons and conversation. >> so is doodling kind of like the jazz of art? >> doodle is kind of -- yeah, it is like the jazz of art. drawing are just a bunch of shapes put together in the right order. and you shouldn't have to worry about what you're doing. there is no wrong drawing. >> you think it's important for us to keep doodling. >> i feel that drawing and doodling is a form of physic
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physicalized empathy. and you're thinking about someone else and becoming more empathetic. this is my real inspiration. amazingly enough this is a temper tantrum, not unlike the pigeon right here. >> he admits as a kid he could relate more to the frustrated charlie brown than the cheery mickey mouse. >> if you could go back and meet your 5-year-old self, what would you tell you to do? >> i'd buy new york real estate but sell what you don't need. really, a good picture book is a child's friend. and for some kids, it can be their only friend. i want to make sure i'm making a very good friend for someone. >> i think it looks great. >> thanks for coming on. >> it was really, really fun. thank you, it was really great. >> sure, i get it. anybody can draw, but couldn't that weather man have drawn me
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an umbrella? >> hop on, sunshine. >> hey, lady penguin, nice hat. >> oh, it's getting hot in here. >> i love it. our art department here did that animation. >> that is cute. >> and if you want to see more of a mo williems retrospect in amherst, massachusetts, that's where we did the interview. we set that up and he drew that for us. >> he said you were a good doodler. you really do have some talent there. >> thank you. coming up, these guys get an ethics test along with willie. >> but first, your local news.
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8:56 is your time on this thursday morning. i'm eun yang. tropical storm andrea is battering the gulf coast today. and we will be feeling the effects tomorrow. let's go to storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein for your forecast. good morning. >> good morning. now in the mid and upper 60s. lot of cloudiness around. clouds producing rain. you three in the storm team 4 radar off to the west of washington. showers passing through the shenandoah valley and mountains and some showers likely, though, mid afternoon here locally, around the metro area and points south and east as well as this evening. then heavy downpour activity tomorrow from what's left of andrea passing east of the metro area with blustery winds. might have lingering showers on saturday. >> tom, thank you. a quick break now and check the roads when w
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february 22nd. a landmark transportation bill is up for consideration in the virginia legislature. even though it's backed by republican governor mcdonnell, tea party republicans refuse to support the plan. but terry mcauliffe thinks this is too important a time for partisan politics. mcauliffe reaches out to democrats and urges them to support the bill. and the bill passes. terry mcauliffe. putting virginia first.
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traveling i-270 southbound not too bad but once you get closer to germantown road, that's where you are heavy on the brakes and drive time is 34 minutes. that's how long lit take to you head southbound to the capital beltway. crossing over the 14th street bridge, absolutely jammed.
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a live look just sluggish. drive time from the -- from the beltway, 36 minutes to the 14th street bridge, ♪
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welcome to "today" on this thursday morning june the 6th, 2013. >> is that maroon 5? >> i don't know, sounded like adam levine. >> we should try to figure out who the song is. >> parachute. >> we like being surprised every day. >> we don't know. >> we are going to do songs this summer too. yesterday was the decoy. >> the decoy. >> we swear we're doing them today. >> you sure? >> yes. >> no surprises with my dad showing up. >> no. that was a yesterday situation. >> okay. >> today is june the 6th, 2013, the anniversary of d-day. more importantly, it's natalie morales' birthday. >> no, not more important. >> happy b-day. >> we're going to be celebrating all morning long. >> i'm going to put you to the test in a little bit, see who knows me better. al and i, we've been working together for so many years. >> i've been doing a little
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studying. our take one, kindness turns out in one case may not pay. 84-year-old gloria c. mackenzie was the woman who won the $590 million jackpot prize becoming the largest sole lottery winner in the history of the united states. she chose the lump sum payment of more than $370 million after taxes comes out to $270 million. >> aunt gloria. >> so are a lot of people today. >> so she buys the winning quick pick ticket. >> right. >> after a stranger, a very nice woman -- >> at the local publics, a the the grocery store. >> sees sweet gloria, she walks with a cane and says why don't you go in front of me? you get your lottery ticket first. and it was a quick pick. >> it doesn't matter. >> there's no guarantee that number would come up. >> no, there's no guarantee. >> what are the chances? what are the odds? i mean -- we've heard 1 in how many hundred million. >> she stepped aside maybe cost herself $590 million. but also reporting that gloria
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mackenzie plans to split the money with her son scott. >> doesn't she have other kids? >> she has a daughter. >> this is why it gets interesting. there's scott and another son and two daughters. >> four children. she says she's splitting the money with scott. >> but she's not really saying i'm not giving the money -- we don't know. >> she didn't mention the others. >> and scott was there with her yesterday when we saw her on camera. >> that's truly the ultimate mom's always liked you best. >> yeah. and why is it gloria took so long to come forward? >> well, she says she was sorting out the finances and all the legal questions that were going to come -- >> making sure the other kids are not included. we're kidding. gloria's probably a sweet, sweet lady and i'm sure she's going to take care of a lot of people. >> scottie, you done good, man. all right. let's move to our take two. these are the songs of the summer. we promised you these yesterday. we faked natalie out. summer is in full swing. it's always good to check out what those songs are going to be stuck in everybody's head all summer. the music app shazaam, you know
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it. >> i love that app. who is that song? oh, yeah, shazaam it. >> and last year, they predicted before summer that it would be the song of the summer. not a bad choice. so this summer, here are the predictions from shazaam. rank number three, "i love it." ♪ i don't care i love it >> good song. >> yeah. i can see that. it's got a lot happening. >> i drove my car into the bridge. >> and i loved it. >> runner-up here for the summer song passengers "let her go." ♪ lights burning low >> i like that. here in a little bit. >> yeah, sounding like donovan. >> is that how it goes?
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that is not the song of the summer. >> and shazaam's number one pick for the summer song. >> yes. "get lucky." >> with farrell. >> how do you explain "get lucky." >> we had the song the other day. >> the theme song for grace mackenzie. >> getting lucky because they bought the power ball ticket. >> we had this song on, great song, infectious, the kids come in, i stayed up all night long to get lucky and christina goes, turn that down. >> that's not what he's saying all that much. >> kids going to kindergarten singing about getting lucky. >> you've got to get lucky. >> do you have a song of the summer? you like that one. >> i really do like that song. i picked another one i can't remember. what was it called?
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oh, you know that song? "next to me." >> no, that was earlier this year. >> earlier this year and some of last year. >> she made her name at the london olympics. >> she was -- i know she was on the show. she did the opening and closing ceremonies. >> it's not going to be the song of the summer. >> you know what, i'm going back to spring. >> it's always good and it's always every summer. >> thank you. >> they'd like their song back. >> i like that song. >> oh, they're great. ♪ >> yeah, that's a great song. >> great running song. all right. okay. >> anyway. >> let's play this game. you guys work with me. it is a big birthday. let's see who really knows me here. >> okay. >> so let's get to the question. where are my questions? here we go. >> what animal would i want to be and why? you get multiple choice here. a, would be cheetah to be fast
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and furious, b, would be a hyena because i sound like one when i laugh. c, sloths because they get to laze around all day. >> cheetah. >> cheetah, yeah, a. >> okay. that was just the warm-up. okay. how would i fill in or finish this sentence. i'm a natural born -- this could go so many ways. >> oh, dear. >> a, dancer. >> no. >> b -- >> singer? >> singer. >> no, ma'am. >> c, artist. >> i'd have to go with artist. >> we know it ain't the other two. >> are those the only choices? >> clearly i'm the only one who knows my talent. i'm a singing dancer. >> okay. >> i'm going with dancer. >> are we in a parallel universe
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where good is bad. >> yes, i have my own little dance party. >> i'm glad you think so. >> and i think i'm good. okay. so what is my middle name? and how do you pronounce it? >> oh. >> did you study so well you would know this? >> no, i know everything else about you, but nothing. >> nothing. >> boris. >> boris? not boris. >> what is it? >> it's elle. >> laticia. >> my sister-in-law's name is latice. >> can i say something else? she graduated from rutgers suma kumlade. >> she's a good singer. >> dancer. i'm a good dancer. i'm not claiming to be a good singer. i know better than that. a lot of news to talk about. the white house is defending the need to collect phone records of
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u.s. citizens calling it a critical tool in protecting the nation from terrorist threats. the comment followed a report in britain's "guardian" newspaper that verizon is giving the national security information about phone calls on an ongoing and daily basis. the paper said phone records were collected on millions of americans regardless of whether they are suspected of any wrong doing. a collapsed building in philadelphia searched through the night for more possible victims. at least six people were killed and 14 hurt when part of a building being demolished crashed into a salvation army thrift store on wednesday. a 61-year-old woman was rescued alive from the rubble last night after being trapped for 13 hours. a house committee has proved tough new measures aimed at cutting down on sexual assaults in the military. those measures include taking away the power of commanders to overturn rape and assault convictions. they also require that punishment for anyone convicted of rape or sexual assault
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include dismissal from the military or dishonorable discharge. a vote in the full house is expected next week. hope this morning for a 10-year-old girl in philadelphia who needs a lung transplant. on wednesday, a federal judge temporarily allowed her name to move on to the adult list for transplants instead of having to wait until she is 12. the ruling applies only to sarah, the girl's mother says they are beyond thrilled but doctors still need to find a suitable match. and if dogs could win oscars, well, this one would be a shoo-in for best actor. take a look. >> bang -- >> even better in slow motion. >> slow motion. it's a slow death. i like the way he's slowly falling down. very cute. >> ready for his close-up. >> yes, i think so.
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make sure he doesn't chew the scenery. >> oh, boo. >> all right. you're up to date. >> thanks, natalie. how about a check of the weather? >> all right. >> he did the slow-mo version too. >> we've got andrea out there. our first tropical storm of the season moving athour. 60 miles per hour winds. 160 miles west of tampa, florida. we got a tornado watch in effect until 11:00. makes this thing going up the coast, comes onshore this afternoon. and then continues along the coast and eventually becomes a tropical depression. but still hangs out with tropical storm strength a good portion of the time. lit bring a lot of rain. we have flash flood watches, tornado watches as well for the southern part of florida and we have tropical storm warnings all the way up to more folk. we are looking at flash flood watches and flood watches as well. up into the carolinas. rainfall amounts, practice, anywhere from 3 to 5 more inches
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of rain. and then look at this rainfall along the coast. upwards of 4 inches of rain as par north as boston. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. a couple of inches of rain possible here tomorrow. right now storm team 4 radar showing some light rain passing west of washington now. few moderate showers out of the mountains. and that may get closer to the metro area by later this afternoon. as we get into the afternoon and into the upper 70s. right now in the 60s. then tomorrow, likely those downpours from what's left of andrea passing mainly east of the metro area. and we could get gusty winds. and maybe a lingering shower on saturday. partly sunny sunday into the 80s. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thanks a lot. coming up next, you accidentally picked up your friend's cell phone, seen racy text messages of someone that was not -- what would you do? how to handle the uncomfortable situation right after these messages.
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all right. so you think your best friend's husband is maybe cheating on her or maybe one of your family members keeps asking you for money. >> you want to do the right thing but without hurting friends or ruining relationships. >> so we brought in the expert. writes a blog for the "huffington post," and maria. good morning, guys. >> good morning. >> we're going to make it a competition. we're armed with our letters here. multiple choice. >> sounds good. >> maria, get us started. >> all right. here's the deal. you are at a party and you mistakenly pick up your friend's husband's phone and see racy text messages between him and someone who is not his wife. you, a, do nothing and pretend you don't see it. best not to interfere. b, confront him.
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or c, tell her what you saw. >> how good of friends are we talking? >> good. pretty good. >> all right. well, the correct answer, b and c. >> b and c. >> willie, you would really confront him? >> perhaps, on this show, i would -- no, i wouldn't get in his face but talk to him about it. >> well, the reason why is a real friend would tell you if your fly is down. a real friend would tell you if you had spinach in your teeth. and a real friend would tell you if your husband's cheating on you. and the best thing is to give the guy a chance to make things right. let him know you're going to be spilling the beans and give an opportunity to make a mends. >> this is your friend tommy and his new facebook profile photo. in his facebook page, he mentions the company where he works and he mentions his position at the company. would you, a, suggest he take the facebook photo off, b, say
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nothing to tommy? or c, click the like button? >> why would you say something to tommy? it's uncomfortable. >> you want to help him. he's your friend. >> that's right. >> it's like good grief, man. >> he probably -- >> long enough to think about what you're doing. >> he probably isn't aware that employers are now looking at the social networks of employees and future job candidates, this could come back to haunt him. >> that's an easy one. you've got to help out your friend. >> so how about this one. your brother-in-law wants you to lend him $5,000. now, you have the money but you were saving it for a family vacation. what do you do? a, tell a white lie and say you don't have the money because it's not worth burning bridges with family members. b, tell him you do have the money but you're not willing to lend it to him. or, c, lend him the money even though you don't want to. >> what does he need it for? >> what does he need the money for? >> make it up. use your imagination.
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>> awesome, b is the right answer because the truth always wins especially when it's delivered with love and compassion. >> if it was for a life-saving operation, then maybe, okay, hold on. >> how you tell him is just as important. >> so your spouse wakes up with a terrible hangover and your spouse says to you, i want to call into work sick. would you, a, suggest that the spouse go to work anyway and get through the day. b, call in sick, you suggest, or c, use a personal day? what would you recommend to your spouse? >> "c." >> take a personal day and you would say call in sick. you would suggest -- >> i'm sorry, they're one in the same to me. take the day off. >> but "b," is lying. tell your spouse to lie. >> oh, sorry. >> now we'll know why. >> we know where your impulse is, willie. we're all tied.
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>> even steven. that's the ethically responsible thing to do. even though a lot of people, in fact, lie just because they would do it. >> there's some sort of award. >> yeah. >> oh. judge judy. >> a framed picture of judge judy for you, al. >> you know, it's kind of like we've been juggling our ethics, you know. so coming up, we're going to be juggling. right after these messages. it's usually when i want to wear my favorite dress that i remember i should probably do laundry more often. yeah. yeah. cause' by the time i do there's all these mystery stains. i mean is it coffee? is it bronzer? did i play rugby at some point? could be gravy. i do like gravy. anyway, so my mom sent us these tide boost thingies to put in the wash with tide. together they're like twice as strong. yeah. so it's like bye bye stains, hello perfection. what?
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>> birthday cake for this special day. >> oh, no! >> i called them a million times yesterday. i called you guys all day yesterday. >> natalie's mother and father. >> and look what he's wearing. >> good for you. >> oh, my goodness. >> good to see you. >> this is not your color. >> i'm in a tie. >> so mrs. morales, this is the infamous one -- >> that's the one that's going to get killed today. >> i think you need to bury that. >> natalie, he brought in four new wigs and we thought you and your father could choose a better one. >> this is great, natalie. have you ever seen that many candles on a cake? 41 candles.
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>> help me blow it out, mom and dad. you helped create this. >> natalie had no idea, by the way. >> one, two, three -- >> there you go! >> did you have any idea? i had no idea. i've been calling them all day. thank goodness i didn't get ahold of you. >> come on, willie. this is your color. >> i already wear a piece, i'm good. >> okay. that's much closer. >> that's not bad. >> there you go. >> happy birthday, natalie. back after your local news. >> happy birthday, natalie. back athere are women whos. sacrifice so much. not giving a thought to their own satisfaction. like this woman here. hello! what's your name? linda. linda obviously sacrificed a good haircut so that her daughter could have a warm coat. it's windy. yeah. now you can help people like linda stop with the sacrificing.
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>> good morning. storm team 4 radar showing showers passing west of the metro area. but later this afternoon, we will probably get some showers moving through from mid afternoon and off and on through the evening. highs in the 70s. then tomorrow, it does look like rain likely. remnants of tropical storm andrea passing just east of the metro area. may give us heavy downpours. perhaps some isolated flooding tomorrow. along with blustery winds. the heaviest rains will be during the afternoon and into early evening on friday. and then maybe a lingering shower saturday and slight chance on sunday. >> thank you, tom. danella is next wi
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good morning. still seeing delays as you cross over the 14th street bridge. they actually start and when you are jammed, absolutely jammed, at the pentagon, slow crossing the 14th street bridge. drive time traveling northbound 395, lit take you 24 minutes to make your way towards the 14th street bridge. outer loop of the beltway, montgomery county, still a bit slow. your drive time here is 20 minutes from i-59 to i-270. >> thank you. you can get the latest
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♪ welcome back to "today" on a very special day, june 6th, 2013. it is natalie's birthday and her parents came in from florida to
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surprise her a few minutes ago. we wanted to make this day a little extra special. natalie, you the other day talked about the toupee from your wedding photograph. i think we have it here that your father wore. >> you kind of outed him because we didn't know. >> you didn't notice? >> no. >> look at that. how could you not notice? >> it looks fine to me. >> it looked okay. >> so we have ceremonial ribbon cuttings from time to time. >> toupee cutting. >> today, a ceremonial toupee cutting for you, mr. morales. >> why did you hold on to that? >> he holds on to everything. >> for this show. >> he knew this day would come. >> my dad holds on to everything. my mom wanted him to get rid of it. >> natalie, this is what you've been waiting for. >> i really wanted to burn this thing. >> oh! >> all right. >> enough, enough. >> that's all right.
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>> wow. >> the rat rug. >> the rug is gone. >> may he rest in peace. >> as he said to the comb, we'll never part again. >> doesn't he look so much more youthful? >> yeah. >> you're not going to tell us any secrets about your mom, are you? >> no, but it's her birthday on monday. we get a little birthday weekend out of it, right? >> right. >> natalie, is this now officially the strangest birthday of your life? >> very weird. >> we're so glad you all could make the trip. coming up this half hour, we've got some more fun for you. three sets of twins showing off their skills, only one pair, though, can be crowned "today's" best. that's just a few minutes. >> what's happening? >> that is so bizarre. >> dueling twins. >> can we see that one more time? >> go back to that. maybe not. >> the one-time event. it will never be repeated.
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also ahead, the best beauty buys, the long lasting lipstick getting a workout. there's no shortage of people willing to give that a try there. >> okay. america's favorite family of italians, the scottos, they're heading back to their italian roots with simple dishes. including a fast go-to tomato sauce that anthony's great, great, great grandfather made for caesar. >> always wanted to meet the scottos, now they get to. >> the moraleses, the scottos, >> all that's left is to do the weather. let's show what you we've got. for today, wet weather up and down the east coast, eastern half of the country. risk of strong storms with
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andrea coming onshore. risk of strong weather also back lou west texas. beautiful out west. lou the northern plains. tomorrow more rain along the eastern seaboard. and as andrea makes its way up the coast, risk of tornadoes along the southeastern atlantic coast. sizzling conditions lou the southwest into the pacific northwest. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> southerly increasingly humid employee is what is bring something showers west of the metro area here over the last several hours. those are going to continue to roll west of the metro area, perhaps to moon time. after had a showers may be moving in by mid afternoon right into washington and our other suburbs nearby. and then tonight, more showers are likely. and heavy downpours are likely on provide. as the remnants of tropical storm andrea pass near us on friday. could get flooding tomorrow. then maybe a lingering shower saturday. >> it's dark in here. >> yes.
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we're always hearing about the latest and greatest beauty products on the market. but today, we've got the items that not only the pros recommend, but they actually use on themselves. >> for the last 18 years in style magazine, research of best in beauty come out with the editors' top pick. here with a few of them. good morning. >> good morning. >> first of all, the beauty lip color. tell us about this. >> yeah, so tom ford beauty lip color was the clear winner in this category. tom ford launched the line in 2010 with 12 shades of lipsticks and really perfected it. they're loaded with exotic butters and oils and go on really great. >> even tested on a mug. >> yes, they stay put. and the company doesn't claim them to be long lasting, but they are. >> next, the blush that's the best two in one product. >> this is a golden blond bronzer, highlighter and rosy blush that gives a nice glow. our model has it on one side and i'm going to put it on her other side.
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it brightens her cheeks. you can wear them separately or you can take the brush across. >> self-tanner. >> so this is dr. dennis gross glow pads for body. they exfoliate as they tan. she put it on last night and after an hour, there you have it. so it's a pad -- >> better even her out. >> yeah, you can go ahead and even yourself out with this pad right here. >> what about nail art? >> nail art is a new category for best beauty buys. we know it's a huge trend in beauty and magnetic nail polish won in this category. it has a magnet at the lid at the top. so you hold it over the wet nail and creates this really cool holographic effect. >> oh, cool. >> look. >> there you go. and we like it because it's sophisticated. it's not, you know, like wearing nail stickers or polka dots. >> and it lasts like nail polish.
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>> and our "today" intern what you call the best beauty product. >> it's a new product from john frieda. really light serum that will not weigh your hair down. >> her left side is already done. >> her left side, we actually straightened with a flat iron and this is her natural wavy texture. and it takes away the frizz. >> and you shouldn't do this to people you don't know. >> yes, we made friends. >> all right. >> thank you. coming up next, it's a toss-up who's going to be crowned today's quest for the best. which twins have it? we'll find out. >> nice. [ male announcer ] it's 7am and steve is already thinking about tomorrow.
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>> they are steven and jeff from greenville, south carolina, david and scott king from middletown, ohio, and camille and courtney schultz from new mexico. adorable. >> you may have noticed here to judge today's contest. >> we are not twins. somebody asked us. >> what qualifies you to judge these -- >> nothing. >> zero. >> careful. >> okay. let's get it going. first we've got steven and jeff, you guys play these electric violins. >> cool. >> let's listen. >> they're beautiful-looking instruments. >> i understand that you guys play them sort of differently. >> yes. we use an rc3 loop station and we're able to record live our rhythm harmony and percussion and then we play melody over it. >> oh. take it away. >> fellas, let's hear you do your thing. >> sure. cool. ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> yeah. >> all right. >> good song choice. >> impressive. >> unique, different. nothing i'd ever seen before.
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>> okay. cool. let's move on to the next. this is david and scott from middletown, ohio. i think we know what your talent is based on what you're holding there. and the matching shirts, by the way, give you a decided advantage. how long you been juggling together, guys? >> 30 years. and we passed our skills along to our children now. >> go ahead. >> let's get out of the way. ♪ >> in addition to our regular jobs as juggling, we also moonlight at top male model. let's stick to the juggling today. we're going to do some passing. first over the shoulder, behind the back. >> oh. >> under the leg. >> whoa. >> over the top. this can be quite a workout and we're both trying to lose some weight. we've been on a diet for a month and so far we have lost 30 days.
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right now things are going much faster sort of like our hair loss. >> three. >> nice! >> juggling and comedy. >> both separately difficult things to pull off. you pulled off both things. i'm impressed. >> we like. >> okay. and last but not least, let's get to camille and courtney. not just talented singers, track stars at new mexico state. you often compete against each other, as well. who wins? >> we take turns. >> let's hear it. >> all right. ♪ everybody needs it everybody wants it ♪ ♪ everybody searching for someone ♪ ♪ down a thousand highways i never thought it would end ♪
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♪ baby i've been waiting all my life to find you ♪ ♪ always been one step behind you ♪ ♪ your love baby i've been waiting all my life ♪ >> nice. beautiful voices. >> you got your work cut out for you. >> beautiful. >> we have a few seconds. >> make a decision. >> quickly, quickly, ladies. >> they don't do anything quickly. >> time is of the essence. >> okay. drum roll. >> we have a decision. >> okay. who is it? >> to surprise us, we have chosen the juggling twins. very unique. very unique. >> what do they win, guys? >> they win lots of good movies and candy. and a tandem bike. >> and a tandem bicycle.
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>> gentlemen, congratulations. >> congratulations to all of you. you did a great job. >> by the way, we are launching our very next quest for the best. we're looking for the best wedding band in america. go to to submit a video of your tango, whatever it is, three couples will win a trip to new york city and a chance to compete live in studio. coming up next, the scottos take a trip to the old country and going to share some simple family recipes right after this. [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore.
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this morning on today's kitchen melting pot. >> maryann scotto can trace her roots to a region located on the italian peninsula. >> and here with cuisine from the old country, fresco by scotto. >> we've got 2 1/2 minutes. >> all this food are recipes from clalabria. >> and we can read about it on the website. >> oh, al, you're rushing me. >> i am. >> we're making it. >> garlic, red pepper flakes. >> yes, saute it, fresh tomatoes from the farm. >> which is a great time right now. lots of fresh stuff. >> and, of course, we put a
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little salt, little pepper. >> little rub. >> basil. perfume. >> right. so you cook it down. >> homemade pasta. >> boom. >> 20 minutes. 20 minutes. >> now we're making chicken. >> chicken, pork, right, mom? pork is very big. great, everything from the sea. it's chicken, sausage and vegetables. i've already browned off some of the chicken and sausage you see here. we're going to add that back to the pot. i'm going to add your mushrooms, potatoes, red and yellows, peppers, onions. we put that all together. you're going to reduce that down, add a little stock, add a little butter. always better with butter. >> always better. >> and a little bit of balsamic vinegar to give it the flavor. >> how long will you cook it down? >> 25, 30 minutes, that's what it's going to look like. >> about the family, when they came over. >> oh, really?
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>> yeah, we can talk about it, right? >> well, they opened -- there's the photo. >> there we go. >> mom's taking her time back there. >> come back here. >> time for dessert. chocolate covered oranges. >> you know what, oranges are plentiful in calabria. we melt them here. we melt it on boiling water and then you just -- whoops you dip it with a fork. just do that all over again. we just dip it in and then we put it in our pistachio and you let it cool about 20, 30 minutes. and we like to top it off with fresh creme. >> and these are blood oranges, right? >> no, these are navel oranges. >> like i said. >> big oranges. >> big oranges. >> and big orange. >> careful with your hands
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there. anthony and elena of fresco by scotto. we'll be back in a moment, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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9:57 is your time now on this thursday morning. it is getting cloudy outside. let's get the forecast now from storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein. good morning. >> good morning. right now getting some sprinkles of rain west of washington and then some more moderate showers. we see the yellows and oranges way out in the mountains and shenandoah valley. those are continuing to pass west of washington. later this afternoon, into the evening, probably much of the region will have passing showers. highs in the 70s. then tomorrow likely downpours as tropical storm andrea, remnants pass east of us. along with that bluster yinds. we may have flooding problems tomorrow with a couple of inches of rain in a short amount of time late afternoon into the evening. maybe a lingering shower on saturday. how is the late morning traffic? >> i'm still watching a very slow commute across the 14th street bridge. you can see at the pentagon here, that's where you are jammed prior to the pentagon. that's where you are really jammed. here is a live look as you cross over the 14th street bridge from the beltway on 395 northbound. it will take you 24 minutes to
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reach the 14th street bridge. >> thank you. quick programming note. there will be no "news4 midday" today because of nbc sports
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb.
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live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, everybody, it's thirst-day thursday, june 6th here in beautiful new york city. how you doing, everybody? glad you're here with us. >> we certainly are. when you look at the papers every morning -- >> you never know what they're going to say. >> sometimes it's a great headline and sometimes it's kind of a sad one. today at least in the new york paper there is were two sad headlines. it was, it's about paris jackson, michael jackson's daughter, and there are reports that she tried to commit suicide. >> yeah. well apparently it's true. because there was a family statement as well. but she tweeted the night, the very night before she tweeted the lyrics to the beatles song "yesterday,". >> and she tweeted "i wonder why tears are salty." >> you don't hear paris tweet a lot and a couple of days ago she tweeted something that popped up
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on youtube. you have to hear her speak. she's talking about putting makeup on. take a look and listen. >> you know me, you're pretty familiar with me. my eye makeup and those of you who have not seen me without makeup. well, hello. i need serious help. i'm crazy. i am crazy. anyway, if this helped, i doubt it did, yeah. so this is me with no makeup. >> so that's different than the video i meant. i meant -- i didn't know we were going to show that one. the video i think she did an interview with oprah. she seemed like a darling young unaffected teenaged girl. this one she seems quite troubled, very troubled to me. >> so there are signs there of trouble, i think. >> "people" magazine confirmed
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that she cut her wrist and swallowed a bottle of motrin. this is one of those things where you wouldn't weather the family is going to be doing. she's been spending some time with her biological mother. >> debbie rohe. and she also, i didn't know the jackson family told a source at "e" news that she had been hospitalized for depression. when you think about it, depression seems like an older person's disease. it isn't this is a young girl. but look at the way she was raised. she's never really known her biological mother. she's 15 years old, she lost the love of her life, her dad. it's a very dysfunctional family. katherine is the executor of their will. she's in the hospital. she feels lost. crying out. >> katherine did release a statement saying that paris is physically fine and getting appropriate medical attention. being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult, no matter who you are. it's especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you. please respect her privacy and the family's privacy.
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>> which no one ever does. it's too big a story. anything to do -- there are some reports that she was very upset about the trial that's going on with the company that was going to be producing michael's "this is it" final concert series. and she was going to have to testify. now i don't know, that's not confirmed. but that's another report i read. now think about it, the little girl who spent a lot of her childhood behind a veil, you know just learning now how to be a normal kid. and then, normal, who is normal any more, anyway, certainly not children of michael jackson and then all of a sudden she's worried about oh, my gosh, i'm going to have to testify about -- i just wish the lawsuit would go away and everybody could just, there's so much money at stake. it always comes down to that, right? >> you're right. >> our prayers go out to this beautiful, beautiful young girl that she gets the help she needs. changing gears a little bit. last night jimmy fallon always has his fun with people. >> yes.
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sometimes it's not us and that's good. >> he decided to have some fun with brian williams, he was trying to figure out what it would be like if brian williams covered snoop dogg and dr. dre's "ain't nothing but a g thing." is that what i think it is? >> anyway, let's watch. >> here's a clip of nbc news anchor brian williams edited to make did look like he's performing the snoon dogg classic "ain't nothing but a g thing." ♪ one two, three, four ♪ snoop doggie dog and dr. dre ♪ nothing but a g thing ♪ so death role is the label that haze me ♪ ♪ so just chill to the next episode ♪ >> that's genius. that's genius. >> that is so good. >> four years to compile that amount, get him actually saying the words they needed. >> they needed dre, imagine
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trying to chop that up. >> where did they get g, where did that come from? "nothing but a g thing." on another note, last night was the cmt country music television awards. >> congratulations to carrie underwood. >> she is so classy. >> she won for the video. year "blown away." she did a great performance, a tribute to the folks of oklahoma her home state. it was beautiful, there was a gospel choir and i think we have a clip of that. ♪ stay strong ♪ and i hold on ♪ because i know ♪ i'll see you again ♪ oh ♪ this life doesn't end ♪ i will carry ♪ you with me ♪ i will see you again
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>> she's a great singer on her own, you add the choir element. hello, hallelujah. and blake. >> and miranda, they took home best male and female hosts, videos of the year. congratulations to both of them. >> blake wasn't able to be there, so miranda accepted on his behalf saying honey i'm drinking for two tonight. >> of course she is. >> tell me the truth, hoda. >> i'm very happy. >> do you think that marriage will last or what? >> i do, i do. >> i already have a blake shelton at home. >> did you give him a middle name shelton? >> no. >> blake shelton kotb. >> i dngt mean that, just blake. >> finally the lottery winner has emerged. >> waiting and waiting. >> could she be cuter? >> she's 84-year-old gloria mckenzie. >> she kept it secret, it's a hard thing to keep secret in that town. she lives in a very modest home, that's her son walking with her. she won -- $590 million.
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which when you get your pay-out of that, it's -- >> $371 million. but that's before taxes. so you know, i think she's probably in the 1%. >> she's going to split it with her son. >> she apparently has four children. so that's going to be an interesting family dynamic. >> so here's the cool thing. >> when she was buying her ticket, she's in a line at publix. and a woman who was in front of her with her, i guess her kids said to her, why don't you go ahead of me. why don't you get your ticket ahead of me. >> slees an 84-year-old lady. >> the woman went ahead of her, bought the winning ticket. the woman thinks she might be the woman who allowed gloria to go ahead of her. let's listen to her for a second. >> the joke was, watch it will probably be the lady that went in front of you. luck of the draw. >> that's what the cashier said to her, watch, it will be the lady who went in front of you. you know what, here's the way i want the end of the story to be.
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i want the sweet little gloria lady that won it all, to discover who that young girl is right there in her own neighborhood and i want her to share the wealth with her. >> good idea. >> share it, share it. >> we usually pay it forward, kindnesses, this one, pay this one backward. she got in the back of her and it looks like she's got kids. >> okay, grandma? that would be awesome. >> here's the best i-hoda song. and it happens to be blake shelton's not because of anything, but because i love this song a lot. it's called "the boys round here" a little country, a little rappy. crank it. >> you know you're going to lose me, hoda? ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> that doesn't actually rhyme. >> chew tobacco, chew tobacco, chew tobacco, spit. wait, wait, wait. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> isn't that fun? >> i have to say, i adore blake, i adore blake and i see why people love him.
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but four things in a row that don't rhyme, dougie, truckee. >> ice cold beer, boys round here. >> that's the only rhyme. i'm a purist. can we -- >> can we go back? >> no. ♪ don't take no lip ♪ chew tobacco ♪ chew tobacco ♪ chew tobacco, spit. >> is it okay to have a quickie engagement. this is what we had to say. >> you can only decide for yourself if it's okay. but we all know love is an untamed beast. and some ride it for all it's worth. others take their time. >> nice, klg. >> thank you. >> if it lasts, who cares how long the engagement is. >> your mother. >> maybe. probably not. >> it's true. it's true. >> you guys, they were ambushed on the plaza and swept into our
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i don't buy anything i can't pay for, you know that quincy. i never carry debt and i ain't starting now. >> you loved that necklace. >> look, i felt every piece of jewelry i owned to help keep us afloat. so long as we're together. >> look at you doing the right thing. >> look at you. >> you're always here with your mom who is such a huge, huge part of your career and that was her favorite show because she grew up in an army family. >> she was an army brat, my grandfather was in the army. so how crazy and small-world i'm ever ending up on a show like this. >> have you ever disappointed her? >> cute, cute. >> that's a good question. >> have you ever done something that she was just not proud of you? >> yeah. >> would you care to share? >> let me see, anything i care to share? i don't think she was like proud of my first hickey. >> she probably could relate. >> that was a curling iron burn.
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>> that's a burn. >> acting is a new muscle for you to work and how were you able just do learn that skill set. because that's something different for you. >> it was totally different than anything i've ever done. i'm done broadway, feature films, but being on a series and having the responsibility of knowing your lines and you're there all day from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. it's a lot, you know. >> it ain't the rock star life. >> it's definitely not. exact opposite. >> but you did get to film it in gorgeous charleston, south carolina. a great spot. >> wonderful town. >> amazing there and the restaurants, the food is actually amazing. >> i'm still getting rice spoones if people down there. especially george. we loved it down there. thank you, george. >> talk babout your music, your single out and talk about the new cd. >> it's called "braveheart."
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>> your own label. >> yes. >> you're really fancy with your own label. >> i try to be. it's a lot of responsibility and i put my heart and soul into it. it's a little different kind of being on your own and it makes you just become way more involved, way more hands on. >> did you want more control and that's why you left? >> a little bit of both. i definitely wanted more control and the social networking and social media. you can kind of do it yourself now. without giving a huge percentage to the majors. that 40/6 0 deal. no. >> does it make it harder to sell music that way. >> if you have an amazing record and your visuals, you have to believe in the product. >> you have to put your own money into it. >> yes. >> and that's why it's hard for young performers to do that. >> we wish you best of luck. you are such a sweetheart and we wish you the best of luck with "army wives" and your new cd. and why the voice's holly
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>> that's gorgeous, gorgeous. 19-year-old college student holly tucker in her shining moment on nbc's "the voice" as she performed a tribute, a beautiful tribute to the victims of the moore, oklahoma tornado. >> it was terrific. but with the competition heating up as we head into the semifinals, holly was voted off and sent home, leading to a heated twitter battle. the good news is, we get to meet holly right now. >> yes and you know who came to your defense? >> oh yeah. >> blair. >> is there a day we go by without saying his name, blake. >> let's talk about your moment on stage. it was one of those things emotions are running high and i know did must have been, it must have been disappointing that -- >> yeah. i mean i just kept thinking how much like you know, i'm so grateful to have been here and so blessed. but i was going to miss my teammates a lot. and we've become so close, we are a real family and i love them to death and i'm rooting for them all the way. >> you're going to have a long career. >> absolutely. >> let's talk about this
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tweetgate thing that's going on. apparently there was some critic, a guy named joe guerrero from the "houston chronicle," who wrote something stupid like he was glad you were eliminated and blake was angry about what he had to say. so we had to edit blake's down into one of his more tv-appropriate tweets. he it reads people like you, joey, that make me sick, holly is not only a talented singer but a great person who is simply chasing a dream. what do you think about this twitter war that's going on in the background as you're living your life? >> kind of like you guys said, everybody is going to have their own opinions, you've got to take it in stride and use it to be your motivation. it's fuel for my fire, it doesn't bother me, but seeing blake stick up for me like that and knowing that that's my coach right there. and that's -- >> he's got my back. >> doesn't have to do that. >> he doesn't. >> he's doing it because it's real and nobody ever knew this guy's name before this happened. i'm sorry we even said it
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because you know what, you'll have critics for the rest of your life. the sooner you learn you no to get, don't even read it, you go out there every single time and you sing and you do the best you can. >> what did blake say to you after you were eliminated, quickly? >> it was all kind of emotional for all of us. i think that he didn't really say much. he just kind of held me for a minute. >> that's all it takes. >> i felt he was just telling me, it's all going to be okay. >> well, it is. >> you're 19 years old, you're beautiful and you are talented as all get-out. we've not heard the last of you. >> you can catch the final five contestants on the voice, monday on nbc. contestants on the voice, monday on nbc. >> we've [ horn honks ] [ male announcer ] little did richard hellmann know, that with one simple recipe he would create an unmistakable taste that would find itself at the center of america's table ♪
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♪ ♪ we're back with this thirst-day thursday, with our plaza ambush makeovers. >> two lucky ladies who waited all morning to be get picked by
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our makeover team. >> working their magic, as always, "today" contributor and stylist to the stars -- ♪ louis liccari ♪ la la la la la >> and "today" contributor and "people style watch" contributing editor and author, jill martin. tell us who you were able to find. it was a busy day on the plaza. >> busy day, it's a beautiful day. you know, i think it's our last beautiful day of the week, actually rain is coming. >> they're changing their minds, louis. it will get better over the weekend. >> well what's going on is we have two great ladies, one in her 80s and one much younger. and terrific. >> was the lottery winner here? gloria. >> no. i actually loved her. >> here we go, lisa hayslip is is our first lucky lady, 49 years old from oklahoma. after suffering recent devastation, lisa and her family
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wanted to to get the whole family together. they packed up and came to new york and want odd to get pampered so let's listen to her story. >> i can only imagine what you've been through. but everybody is okay. tell me what it was like for you? >> the sirens went off. we went to the basement, we were safe, everyone is fine, the tornado, no problem. it was all good. >> so grateful and now you're here in new york and we get to pamper you for three hours, what do you think about that? >> i'm so totally excited. this is the best ever. >> i know you're going to atlantic city, what do you think about a glam mom? >> i just want her to be sexy. i want a hot momma. >> a hot momma. >> a hot momma it will be. >> she's here with her husband tim, tim raise your hand. daughter lauren, lauren's boyfriend, adam and a whole bunch of other family members who decided to join at the last second. >> we're going to take one last look at lisa before. guys, please keep your blindfolds on. here is the new lisa.
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come on out. >> oh, my gosh. all right! are you guys ready? take off your blindfolds. take them off! >> wow. >> wow is right. lisa -- spin around right here. >> oh, my gosh! >> you look hot. >> her nail polish matches her dress. you look gorgeous. >> turn right around and look at camera number 12. look at this. >> wow. >> this is an great haircut. you can tell by the way the layers are placed, the way it all blends together. what i did is i softened the color, added a few highlights. together you are a hot momma. by the way, her daughter wanted to her even be hotter. she was asking me about breast implants, i don't know why. >> she doesn't need them. >> what a body, jill. >> jill, tell us about her look. >> she looks amazing.
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>> she's always -- kind of a little bit coloring with her hair. but -- >> careful, tim. >> well, you know, that looks amazing. >> lauren, are you excited. >> i can't wait for atlantic city. hit those clubs. >> jill, that's a ten. >> you noticed her nails, your favorite color is turquoise. she wanted to match it. this dress is from maggie london. we got stopped over here by tmz, they thought we were celebrities. >> love it! big round of applause, lisa. >> all right. our second lady is mary parson. today is her 8 5th birthday. she's from cady, texas, here visiting her daughter, granddaughter and two great grandsons. we decided to surprise her with a brand new look. let's hear her story. >> look at your beautiful family. four generations.
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>> aren't they wonderful? >> and happy birthday. 85th birthday, i can't believe it. >> thank you, thank you. believe it. >> such a gift having your family here and i know you want to give it to your mother for her 85th. >> it was a big surprise, we packed her all up and brought her here without knowing we were going. when he came out of brie school, he had the sign and she started crying. we drove from massachusetts to bring her over here today. >> are you ready to cry a little more? >> yes, i probably will. >> do you want to be on tv? >> yes. >> oh. >> so sweet. okay. she is here with her daughter, caroline and her two grandsons, jack and bo. let's take one last look at mary and bring out the 8 5-year-old today, mary parsons. >> wow. >> oh, my gosh. >> wow! >> stay right there. okay, everybody, take a look at
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grandwho and great grandma dam and mom! >> oh, my gosh. >> you look pretty amazing! >> turn around, sweetie. >> it's me! >> it is you. >> you look great. >> and you're gorgeous. >> wow. >> eye my gosh. >> i love her hair style. they can't believe it. >> you guys can't believe it. >> it is amazing. >> first of all, wash away the gray, it just washes away years. it's unbelievable. with this color, it looks so natural. she won't have an obvious root line. we shagged up her hair cut. >> it looks like a mary martin cut. >> and a pinch of color, remember, less is best, especially as we become a little bit -- more mature. >> and you got the microphone for her daughter. what do you think? >> just unreal. she looks -- the whole thing is a fairy tale. >> beautiful, beautiful.
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>> beautiful! >> jill, she looks so beautiful. >> we had so much fun trying on everything. this is a perfect fit from london times to celebrate her 85th birthday. >> what are you going to do to celebrate? >> this! >> take in a broadway show or something. good job, you guys. nice job. >> teenager who faced tragedy and a blessing that will change her life forever. >> a very, very special everyone has a story coming up right after this. [ female announcer ] made just a little sweeter...
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light and fit greek! ♪ dannon! ♪ ♪ i'll give you a cd. >> it's time for "everyone has a story." meet this month' contest story. sheryl of port st. lucie, florida, wrote in to honor her daughter. >> let's listen to sheryl tell her daughter's beautiful story. >> my story is about my daughter, lauren clinton maylo. almost ten years ago, her life changed. we lost our daughter, jessica clinton at the age of 17.
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lauren lost her sister and her best friend. from sudden cardiac arrest during cheerleading practice. we didn't know jessica had might ral valve prolapse, a heart condition where one of the valves doesn't work properly. months went by and lauren found out that she was pregnant at the age of 16. she knew she wanted to keep the baby, because she felt it was a gift from god and jessica. that day at the doctor's office we made a promise to each other. that lauren would not only go to school and finish, she would also graduate from college. we knew it wasn't going to be easy, but she was going to show everyone that not all young mothers drop out of school. lauren has been blessed with a great husband and a new baby. her husband is in the army and has been stationed in japan for other two years. but on may 3rd, lauren graduated from college with a degree in elementary education. we are so proud of her. colleena is now eight years old and a great student and a great young girl.
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not only has lauren gone through school, but she has also helped me with keeping her sister's memory alive by helping me with the jessica clinton foundation. it gives free heart screenings for children and places aeds in schools and parks. i don't know if i would have made it through the loss of jessica if it wasn't for lauren and my little angel, colleena. my husband and my daughter, rachel would love you to let lauren know how proud we are of her and we knew she could do it. >> and you see why we picked that letter. it's just an awesome story. sheryl is her with her daughter lauren and lauren's beautiful children, colleena and adam. who is going to get an aunty kath kathie's cd. >> you leaned over to me and said i was the loudest one here. >> this has been quite the journey you all have been on. >> it has. >> and you said also as you saw your deceased daughter's
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picture, what did you say to me? >> it never gets easier. >> but look what's been restored to you, two beautiful children. >> one of the things, i think a lot of people when they see a teenaged mom, there san instant stereotype in your head, we see television shows and you wanted to break that stereotype, didn't you? >> i never like to be compared to that. because i was a good student. i was a good, i'm a good person. i never wanted to be judged and negative when i got a gift and i owned up to my gift. >> did you at any time think about not having that gift come into the world? >> you might have it for a split two seconds, but from the minute i just knew she was, she was mine. >> i love that you thought it was a gift from god and also your sister. >> a gift from god in a way that, many people you think out your 20s, you miss out your teens. and my way was, she kept me on the right direction. i didn't go through, i went through it a different way, i planned birthday parties and
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anyone knows me, i'm a doer. >> aren't you just melting. >> how old are you now, sweetheart? >> eight. >> and your teeth came in so nice. >> there's always a question, you never know. >> all right. coming up, you guys, we have a very special performance, just for lauren by broadway star judy kay. tony winner many times, like over and over. >> i think 12, right after this. [ doorbell rings ] donuts? ♪ you're cute. [ door closes ] [ female announcer ] new special k protein cereal helps keep you fuller longer. willpower. what will you gain when you lose? how ya doin'? mmm. [ birds chirping ] okay bye bye! [ female announcer ] help satisfy your hunger longer with special k protein bars and shakes. willpower. what will you gain when you lose?
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♪ i'm gonna use my two hands ♪ i'm gonna move a mountain ♪ i woke up to a light bulb on ♪ every little thing is possible now ♪ [ female announcer ] kraft singles have no artificial flavors and they're always made with milk, so you can be sure there's no single thing better when you're grilling up a burger. ♪ life is amazing ♪ with the love that i've found ♪ [ female announcer ] pin for your chance to win a weber grill at
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we're back with everyone has a story winner. sheryl and her daughter lauren and lauren's kids, colleena and max. >> and now please welcome broadway performer, two-time tony award winner, with the song, "we are blessed."
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♪ when we are very young ♪ and we first encounter sorrow ♪ ♪ we might think our life is done and there's no hope for tomorrow ♪ ♪ but if someone very strong ♪ can take life as it's given ♪ they can prove that nothing's wrong ♪ ♪ by the way that they keep living ♪ ♪ you were very young when the pain and heartache started ♪ ♪ but you clearly weren't one to be dejected and down-hearted ♪ ♪ you chose instead to see all the gifts that might be waiting ♪ ♪ and your life turned out to be cause for joy and celebrating ♪
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♪ and the triumph that we see ♪ as we all look back today ♪ have truly come to be out of what happened on the way ♪ ♪ and all it only goes to show that with gratitude and grace ♪ ♪ we must always, always know ♪ there is nothing we can't face ♪ ♪ so your husband and your child ♪ ♪ and your loving family ♪ want to take this day to honor you for all you've come to be ♪ ♪ for the faith you've always shown that things all work for the best ♪ ♪ we have watched you as you've grown ♪ ♪ and we know that we are blessed ♪ ♪ by your willingness to live
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♪ by your eagerness to give ♪ by the memories that we share ♪ ♪ by the love that's always there ♪ ♪ we are blessed >> woo, judy, that was gorgeous, as usual. we'll be back in just a moment. [ male announcer ] you know what's so awesome about the internet?
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and we're back with "everyone has a story" honoring a very, very special young
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woman, judy kay just sang a wonderful song, "we are blessed." >> sister rachel joined us along with the two davids. >> thanks, guys, judy, that was so beautiful. >> what did you guys think of your song? >> it made me cry. >> it was beautiful. >> thank you. >> there's a little something we're going to give away. lauren, we "now" know how busy you are with your stuff, we decided that our friends at, each donated a $500 gift certificate to help you out with whatever you need. toys, beauty products, household items. and they'll have everything delivered right to your door. >> so anyway -- >> thanks. >> nice work if you can get it, how long, hon? >> until the 15th, then i've got a book, sue grafton book to
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read. >> we just got so much going on. two new shows, david. all right, so proud of our team. thank you, god bless. >> tomorrow, performance by the barenaked ladies. >> i'm going to join them. and jeffrey donovan. >> and a lot of great stuff. we'll see you guys then. have a great day, everybody!
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